‘We cannot change anything unless we accept it…’

 Dear Editor,

Firstly I wish to extend my gratitude to you, for publishing my letter in your Wednesday, January 9 edition (‘There is no excuse for the violence committed against our women’). I’m penning this letter to make a pronouncement on the issue of suicide in our society.

Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which can be attributed to a mental condition such as depression; bipolar disorder; alcoholism; or drug abuse, etc. Stress factors such as financial difficulties or trouble with interpersonal relationships often play a significant role.

The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung once wrote, “We cannot change anything unless we accept it, condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” Statistics from the 2003 to 2007 period show that there were 946 reported suicides in Guyana. Officials say ingestions of poisons or pesticides were the method used by most suicide victims.

Hanging accounted for a significant number of deaths. Statistics also show that Guyanese of East Indian descent were the most likely to commit suicide.
Natasha Nazamudeen and Safraz Sattuar who allegedly hanged themselves three weeks ago are classic examples. I wish to extend my condolences to the bereaved families for their loss.

Yours faithfully,
Pandit D Tillack

Comments  

There has been widespread economic policy paralysis over the last 26 months

Dear Editor, In spite of what the Minister said at his press conference to review the country’s 2017 Half Year Perfor-mance Report, he missed the biggest take-away from the story that the economy is trying to tell us all. 

Rules were not followed when submitting names for police promotions to PSC

Dear Editor, Recently I wrote a letter to the press supporting President David Granger’s directive to the Police Service Commission to put on hold promotions for police officers (‘President’s letter to Police Service Commission was appropriate’ SN, August 10).

Members of opposition, private sector should have gone to Texas with ministers

Dear Editor, I believe that the visit by the five ministers and other government officials to ExxonMobil in Texas was good in theory, but the way it was done causes one to wonder whether it is the beginning of the end for transparency and accountability in this country.

Litter message

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, August 15, I had just stepped out of an ice cream parlour at Vreed-en-Hoop, and was about to enter my car, when I heard a man speaking to a child, about six years old.

Region Two core group providing invaluable service

Dear Editor, It was the initiative of the Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson to establish core groups in each Region.

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