On May 28, a 12-year-old elementary school student in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, hanged himself in the toilet. The student wrote in his notebook, “I don’t know why I live in this world.”
At 11:23 p.m. that day, Liu Mouyi, a fifth-grade student at Hohhot Experimental School for Nationalities, died unexpectedly inside the toilet. The local police investigation confirmed that Liu Mouyi had hanged himself.
The police report mentions that Liu Mouyi was born in February 2009 at the age of 12 and is a single-parent family. He had revealed to his classmates before his death that he wanted to live lightly, and wrote in Liu Mouyi’s notebook, “I don’t know why I live in this world, I want to …..”. The content is heartbreaking.
A 12-year-old child, what exactly has experienced, will not hesitate to give up their lives, which makes the outside world feel saddened. At present, the police are carrying out relevant investigations and aftercare work.
In fact, in recent years, suicides of primary and secondary school students have occurred on the mainland. 2020 December 15, a primary school student in Luzhou, Sichuan Province, committed suicide by jumping off a building after writing a desperate note.
The elementary school student’s suicide note read, “If you are reading this letter, the odds are that I am already dead. I have to say, I’m too tired to live. You have wanted me to be like an adult since I was a child. Now, you want me to get back the ‘things’ that were lost long ago. …… I’ve been desperate for a long time, and now I just wish that I could ‘sleep’ a little longer. ……”
Each line of a sentence, are full of despair and pain, so that people can not help but see the heartache and heartache. In the news video footage of the incident, only to see the child lying on the ground, has not moved, next to a woman broke down and cried.
Last March, Shijiazhuang, a fifth-grade student, was reprimanded by his parents for not taking Internet classes seriously, jumped to his death in a fit of anger.
In April, a high school boy in Anhui, due to unbearable pressure to study, jumped to his death.
In May, because of the inability to complete the teacher’s homework on time, a 9-year-old girl in Xi’an jumped from the 15th floor, leaving a “suicide note” that read: “Mom is sorry, this is my decision”, “Why can’t I do anything? “.
In June, a sixth-grade girl in Inner Mongolia jumped to her death, leaving a six-page suicide note that reads, “Depression is terrible, I really can’t hold on, I’m sorry ……”
In September, a 14-year-old boy in Wuhan was slapped by his parents at school, after his mother left, jumped decisively from the school building, unfortunately died.
Such a tragedy, there are too many, let people look once, hard to feel once. A survey report by the Institute of Child and Adolescent Health at Peking University shows that 1 in 5 secondary school students have thought about suicide, of which 6.5% have made plans for suicide, while students aged 13-16 account for 40%.
A survey report for primary school students in Shanghai also shows that 24.39% of students have had suicidal thoughts, of which 5.85% have planned to commit suicide and 1.71% have attempted suicide.
These figures are really alarming, and what’s even more frightening is that, according to the data, China’s child suicide rate is surprisingly the highest in the world, 2.3 times higher than the international average. Insiders believe that the heavy school workload of primary and secondary school students on the mainland, as well as the social climate of competition from an early age, has led to some children not being able to withstand so much pressure, thus leading to the constant tragedies.