The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in student suicides.
The reasons are numerous ranging from:
1. The challenge of remote learning including its impact on grades
2. Students trying to socialize from their bedrooms instead of enjoying normal on-campus activities.
However, suicide among college students was always present even before the pandemic and it is imperative to mitigate its impact.
Schools and universities should:
-Spread suicide awareness and prevention campaign to eliminate its stigmatization.
-Launch counseling program that offers therapy for people in need.
-Consider modifying the educational system to reduce stress among students.