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Rest in Peace or Live in Peace?

The recently started and less popular social media campaign has certainly crossed many peoples’ mind. The suicide campaign requires users to post a meaningful status in support of depression stricken people with hashtags at the end, #SuicideAwareness. The truth is that the word SUICIDE crosses everyone’s mind; however, it is the actions leading to suicide that go unnoticed.


According to a survey, in every 40 seconds, someone in this world dies of suicide. Correction: people do not die of suicide, they die of sadness. While many people believe it is just a permanent solution to a temporary problem implemented by mentally weak people, lesser people disagree. According to different case studies conducted in foreign, suicides have been classified. One of the suicides, named Euthanasia, also called mercy killing; The act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition.


People who choose suicide are not weak, whatsoever. One’s suicide does not evict his strength that he had been holding for so long. Nevertheless, it is not the only solution left in this world. Life is sacred to humankind and shall only be taken by the One who has granted us. Not only it is just a sin, but alike murder, suicide is also a criminal offense.

Suicides have been a long term social issue in Pakistan. Preferably,the reasons have been depression, homelessness, poverty and domestic violence in married women. Hence, buck up and help people coping with their problems, support them and prevent suicides. It’s high time we take a stand!

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