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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part B (2021)

A review on the increasing suicide among children during lockdown period

A review on the increasing suicide among children during lockdown period

Dr. Sajitha B and Dr. Saritha P Viswan
We are passing through a stage of complete lockdown, which will in future consider as an era in the history and become part of the curriculum across the world. Various studies have already been initiated on its impact and changes this pandemic brought in the society. With most of the nations in a lockdown mode, an important aspect is to be considered is the impact of COVID-19 on children. Restrictions of physical activities and social isolation due to the lockdown are more of a factor in the mental and physical health of children during this crisis. Unfortunately, in the recent time, days are starting with hearing sad news on unnatural death of children starting from a very low age. Recently reports say that more than 170 numbers of suicide cases since lockdown are reported till November 2020. The figures are very shocking for every citizen and it is unacceptable too. Here, it must be noted that numbers are very high when it evaluates the number of incidents before and after the lockdown consequent to the outbreak of pandemic. The situation definitely demands for a detailed evaluation of parameters that lead to this unacceptable situation especially in a country, where infant mortality is considered as a key health indicator of health status of the country. This article is trying to understand the situations that lead to such tragic situations evaluating the COVID-19 driven lockdown and controls and to identify the possible ways where effective interventions are possible.
Pages: 114-118  |  448 Views  46 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sajitha B, Dr. Saritha P Viswan. A review on the increasing suicide among children during lockdown period. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(5):114-118.
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