October 27, 2023, 16:17

Child suicides may be related to increased workload during the educational process

The recent increased suicide rates among children may be due to the difficulties in coping with the workload induced when school is in. 

This opinion was expressed by Rehina Popova, a Member of the Cyber Division of the National Psychological Association, during a discussion within the framework of the country’s main discussion platform BrainHub at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. 

“My personal opinion is that for the first time since 2019, we have returned to in-class learning, and normal onsite educational activities, these suicides peak in tests and heavy academic workloads. At times of COVID-19, there was a transition to distance learning, and now there is a very heavy workload season, which they (children – ed.) may not have been able to cope with,” she explained.

It should be noted, that recently, suicides by young children surged in Ukraine, with 6 cases of child suicides recorded in Kyiv alone in a month.

BrainHub is the country’s main discussion platform created by Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. It brings together experts from the state and civil society sectors. BrainHub hosts intellectual discussions around the issues of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. It’s the birthplace of the best ideas that will become the foundation for the road map of Ukraine’s reconstruction in all sectors: economy, infrastructure, education, agriculture, security, digital, etc. 

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