One of the survey tells us that one married man commits suicide every nine minutes. It’s unbelievable! But true. They must be getting pressurised with economic and social pressures. The overall increase in cases involving women was 355 in two years while it was 2,187 among men. The increase in suicide among men is six times more than that of women.
Save Family Foundation, an organisation working for harassed husbands are concerned of this fact. Are we ignoring our men too much or burdening them with too many responsibilities? This was their concerns.
The number of girls/women attempting suicide is much higher than that of boys/men. But the suicide rate is higher among the Men. The proportion of female victims was comparatively more under the heads dowry dispute, illegitimate pregnancy, physical abuse (rape, incest, etc), barrenness/impotency (not having children), divorce, cancellation/non-settlement of marriage and suspected/illicit relation. This shows that female has many reasons to commit or attempting to commit suicide.
What about Men? Are they getting pressurised a lot? Actually and factually, women and children are weaker sections of the society. Men, stronger section getting vulnerable to commit suicide is the unbelievable fact of the present society. More unbelievable fact is the suicidal rate is higher in Metro cities.
I do believe men are getting sandwiched between two ladies, mother and wife. It must be like his mother and wife are telling him to complete their wishes at one go. And he must be getting pressurised of their wishes. These ladies must be ‘too much empowered’ ladies who cannot even understand their man’s importance, their man’s well-being.
Second reason can be is of competition. These competitive worlds in which we are living in squeeze man a lot. One has to strive a lot to be in existence. Increase in Unemployment must be one of the reasons which make man feel inferior and pressurised which leads him to commit suicide to get relaxed from worries mounted upon him.
The need of the hour is men and women, both should get mentally strong to tolerate any crisis. They should join yoga or meditation classes to get strong.