Frantic calls from students about to take board exams are flooding counselors and most of the calls pertain to advice on how to overcome the parental pressure, questions on grading system, question paper patterns, and fear of memory loss.
The stress levels of youth of today seem to be on an all-time high, which is evident from the fact that most calls were made at midnight.
The incidents of students attempting to suicide, preferring isolation and a sudden change in behaviour has been reported in the past couple of weeks. Mahendru said that in the last lap of preparation when studies were in full throttle, poor marks in pre-boards worries students.
She receives 20-25 screened calls a day, including five hyper calls which require high level of attention and expertise to handle. Most of the students fail to follow a proper time table. They focus on main subjects, including maths and science.
In this month alone four suicides by school students have rocked the city. The increasing pressure from the parents and the society has been continuously taking a toll on students. Over 1.25 lakhs students in 80 CBSE schools in the city are appearing in boards exams.
It is important for parents to realize that their kind support and patience can help their children get better examination scores and the incidents of suicides by students reduce to a significant extent.
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