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Why Are Children Increasingly Committing Suicide Lately

Why Are Children Increasingly Committing Suicide Lately?

Children have been making news lately with reports of suicide. It is absurd just thinking about the fact that such little souls resort to solving problems by suicide.

How can a child just think the solution to their problem is suicide? How did we get here? Almost every week there is an article on a child who has ended their life. This therefore, is a cause for alarm.

Just yesterday a 9-year-old committed suicide because she was told to wash utensils.

It is alleged that alone Nakiwala Hadijah the grandmother to the deceased told her to wash utensils. The deceased picked all the utensils and placed them on the verandah plus the water.

The grandmother went to buy diapers but only to come back with no trace of Esther. As she went to the toilet, she found her hanging inside.

Putting the two together doesn’t even make sense. How can washing utensils cause someone to commit suicide? Many things are going on within the lives of children that we just don’t know about.

In another case recently, Emmanuel Okello, 18, a senior four student at Makerere College School committed suicide. Just after that Moreen Nantume, 6 years old did the same for being taken to a school she hates.

There is something deeper that needs solving among children. Is it the movies they are watching? Did the lockdown weigh down on them? A solution can only be provided after knowing the source of the problem.

Now that children are in school, counselors should move around and talk to these children before we register more of this. It’s also our duty as a country to protect children.

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