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Let's Talk About The High Rates Of Suicide In Kenyan Universities

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The increasing rate of suicide cases in major universities in Kenya is quite alarming and it is high time we talk about this issue.

Below are some of the reasons why most university students resolve to suicide. Check them out.

1. Relationship Breakups

Most student see suicide as the only option when they undergo breakups or their partners cheat on them, turning to suicide to 'end their mysery'

2. Financial problem

Some student come from very poor backgrounds and mostly depend on HELB for their upkeep. When the students loan delay, they are left with no means of survival as they can turn to family members who are very poor. Also, poor students when they feel to fit in with other rich kids turn to suicide. The universities should offer student support programs to the less fortunate students to help solve this problem.

3. Mental health problems and depression

It is a minor concern and each and every university and institutions should put in n place counseling offices and carry out days to raise awareness on mental health. The to should also encourage students to go for counselling to help them come out of depression and mental illness.

4. Trauma from violence, abuse, discrimination and severe emotional illness.

This is why putting in place counselling offices and holding regular awareness and counselling sessions among students is very vital and the government through the ministry of education to ensure this happens.

5. Drug abuse

The university ought to carry out severe searches on school gates when student enter the premises to ensure no on smuggles in drugs. Heavy punishments should be imposed on students found guilty of trafficking drugs in universities and those affected should be given rehabilitation services. They should also be educated on the negative consequences of abusing drugs.

Counsellors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

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Source: https://nation.africa/kenya/news/what-pushes-college-students-to-commit-suicide--152908

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