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    In recent news, a medico student at a college in Telangana has reportedly taken her own life, marking the second suicide at the institution in just one month. This tragic incident highlights the growing concern of mental health issues among students, particularly those in the medical field.

    According to reports, the 22-year-old student was found hanging in her hostel room on Thursday morning. The incident comes just weeks after another student at the same college took their own life in a similar manner.

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    While the reasons behind these suicides are not yet clear, it is no secret that medical students face immense pressure and stress throughout their studies. The rigorous academic curriculum, demanding clinical rotations, and long hours can take a toll on students’ mental health.

    Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these challenges. The shift to online learning, social isolation, and fear of contracting the virus have all contributed to increased stress and anxiety among students.

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    It is crucial for educational institutions to prioritize mental health support for their students, particularly those in high-stress fields like medicine. This includes providing access to counseling services, mental health resources, and creating a supportive environment where students feel comfortable seeking help.

    Furthermore, it is essential for medical schools to prioritize the well-being of their students by implementing policies that promote work-life balance and reduce burnout. This could include limiting the number of hours students are required to work or providing additional resources to help them manage their workload.

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    In addition to institutional support, it is also important for society as a whole to recognize and address the stigma surrounding mental health. Many students may feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek help for fear of being labeled as weak or incompetent. We need to create a culture that values mental health and encourages individuals to seek support when they need it.

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    In conclusion, the recent suicides at the Telangana college serve as a tragic reminder of the importance of prioritizing mental health support for students, particularly those in high-stress fields like medicine. It is crucial for educational institutions to take proactive steps to support their students’ well-being, and for society as a whole to address the stigma surrounding mental health. Only then can we hope to prevent future tragedies and ensure that all students have the resources they need to thrive.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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