Mental depression and despair is gradually eating away the population of the world. Slowly the earth is being led to destruction because the evaluation of life is decreasing; reason being- mental dissatisfaction, stress, anxiety and depression.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica had ignited our childhood and teenage with wisdom, knowledge and enlightenment.
The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still in production. It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, as three volumes.
It is written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, who have included 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents.
Such was its success, and it inspired the 90s kids so much that they carried a Britannica like a Bible along with Oxford Dictionary.
But on the 15th of May, 2016, a tragic news got associated with its name. The COO of Britannica committed suicide from the19th floor of a building in DLF Phase-III.
Along with him, was found a suicide note according to which the suicide was a product of hopelessness and despair.
47-year old Vineet, father of three kids; holding a responsible position in service signs off saying, "I am taking my own life, no one is responsible. I am unable to cope. I am sorry. I am depressed. I see no way out except for suicide. Yes, I am a coward. I should have faced life,” his note said.
Starting in 1992, Whig worked in NIIT before becoming an associate vice-president in Wipro in 2006. Later, he worked with iDiscoveri before moving to Pearson VUE as head of operations -Asia Pacific in 2008. He returned to NIIT in 2011 before moving to Encyclopaedia Britannica in 2014 as an adviser. He became the COO in April 2015.
Whig studied Economics from DU and did his MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He was an alumnus of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, said a family member.
According to his friends he was an inspiration; an epitome of honesty and perseverance and now the person claimed before death, that he could bear no more. That is really disheartening.
"The loss is irreplacable", laments his family.
Suicidal thoughts can come from several things – a few are loss, lamentation, humiliation, panic or too much of physical or mental pain.
News of suicides are never off media since the end of 2015. Bollywood glamour #JiahKhan was found dead in her apartment and she was despaired with her personal and professional life.
Recently, the suicide of #PratyushaBannerjee moved the television and film industry and twitters are still getting flooded with the comments on the issue.
While the death was not yet forgotten, there was the case of Kota suicide where a 17-year old boy jumped off the roof of his building and once again fate shows a #DoomsDay with the incident of Vineet Whig.
According to US records, rate of suicide decreased considerably from 1986 to 2000, but a swing of half-a year stopped all causes of celebration, as the rate kept increasing from then to 2012. Hence, it is not the sole problem of one country or Nation, it’s a global difficulty.
Depression and frustration needs to be removed for stopping suicides.
Deep counselling based on cognitive behaviour of a person should be implemented to patients with suicidal thoughts.
More discussions should be done on the issue to spread awareness and caution about suicidal thoughts.
eWellness Expert makes help easier to you. More online platforms should be there for mental health assessment. An interactive session with an expert can rejuvenate your ideas and delete many of the painful thoughts and memories.
Self-help is also very much required. Practise mindfulness; indulge in exercise and good reads. These can help in motivating yourself.