Tue. Feb 19th, 2019

WHY STUDENTS COMMIT SUICIDE: There is More to Life than a Broken Relationship

It was sad to learn the sudden death of a young ambitious life from Kenyatta University. It has always been a terrible experience to lose a young soul especially to a case of one taking their own life.

I have been having a tough week trying to figure out reasons why a young person full of the much energy to do lots in this world would decide to commit suicide because they suspect their boyfriend or girlfriend is cheating on them or they left them for another.

Hellen Nyambura Kinyanjui This has been the trend in most campuses and it’s rate is worrying. Action needs to be taken and counselling done to our young people in campuses concerning the relationships that happen during this period of their life.

The incident got me thinking is love really made to take life away?? What is it that would make one think of just taking away their life because their boyfriend broke up with them? Is there really no option for a broken campus relationship?

I remember the day the news was out about the Kenyatta University lady who committed suicide because she suspected her boyfriend has another chic, my dad called me. I did not pick up the first two times and I called him back and the first thing he asked was are you OK? I was disturbed why he asked me that in a very serious tone unlike how we talk with him in normal phone calls.

Then he explained to me his fear when I had not picked up my phone for the first two times. It then hit me how much he cared for me. I thought to myself is this how much our parents love us. Is that the extend they would go to make sure we are safe like getting worried if you missed their call.

Ladies there’s much to live for than just that cheating campus boyfriend. Think of the grieve you leave your parents, relatives and friends in. Think of the years you have lived. Think of how much more you have to live. Think of the much impact you can make on people using your talent. Think of the struggle one could be going through to sustain you in that University. Think of how much you wanted to be there and see the more reasons to be alive.

Let the positive reasons overcome any negative thought you could be having. However complex that relationship issue seems to be, give yourself a reason to live past it.

You could be stuck like you see no way out of such a situation. You could have sacrificed so much for a person and they send back a whole pack of pain and sleepless nights or even worse packs like terminal diseases, but dear friends taking away life cannot and will never be the solution. That’s is just a shortcut to the problems you see ahead.

Have you thought of the much you can do towards getting a solution for the same problem even if not for you for others like your siblings who would probably get the same problem? Do not hate yourself because that guy left. Do not underrate yourself and start looking for the faults in you that made him leave. Instead look for the reasons that made him come first and stayed for the time he stayed. Get positive energy to surround you. Seek counsel as soon as you feel you losing it. Talk about it with someone else. Do not hold the pain and cry in your nights without seeking a solution. It will be more fulfilling to emerge with

Get positive energy to surround you. Seek counsel as soon as you feel you losing it. Talk about it with someone else. Do not hold the pain and cry in your nights without seeking a solution. It will be more fulfilling to emerge with victory from a situation no matter how much time to take. Shake off the dust from that never worked relationship and get re-energized to live a more fulfilling life.I hear and believe things happen for a reason. Why not work towards finding that reason? It may take time but it will eventually come. What I encourage most is you get to talk to someone who went through a similar situation and walked out a winner. This person is most likely to incline your thoughts towards the positive side. Again get professional counsel. This will deal with the mindset that is pushing you to do something crazy. This will also make sure you do not get depressed.

I hear and believe things happen for a reason. Why not work towards finding that reason? It may take time but it will eventually come. What I encourage most is you get to talk to someone who went through a similar situation and walked out a winner. This person is most likely to incline your thoughts towards the positive side. Again get professional counsel. This will deal with the mindset that is pushing you to do something crazy. This will also make sure you do not get depressed. Talk, talk and talk about it of course to someone you trust unless you want to be the next news in your campus and this will get you more reasons to commit suicide. Relationships accompanied by love cannot lead to a calamity. Why you are in one and what you listen to is what will keep you in one and even when it is done you will find a reason to live. Solutions,

Talk, talk and talk about it of course to someone you trust unless you want to be the next news in your campus and this will get you more reasons to commit suicide. Relationships accompanied by love cannot lead to a calamity. Why you are in one and what you listen to is what will keep you in one and even when it is done you will find a reason to live. Solutions, options and reasons are always there so find the positive ones and trust me giving up is not among them.

Let’s embrace positivity as and minimize the occurrences of campus tragedies of guys taking away their lives especially because he or she left for someone else or you suspect he is seeing someone else. Lastly, always be sober and make sure it is you when committing to be in a relationship with that guy. Take feelings and emotions away and make a free decision. Put sex away and find a reason to be around him. Make sure you are bound by things you can hold on to. And above all love you more. Do not be held up by things you are not sure whether you need them at that time and those that can prompt instant negative actions.

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