Adolescents and young adults often face difficulties in living up to the expectations of their parents and older peers, but in some societies, this pressure is significantly increased. In India’s quickly developing economy, pressure to do well in school is becoming the source of great social concern, as a growing number of students succumb to mental health issues surrounding stress and disappointment, and commit suicide. The climbing rates may inspire both academic and state officials to develop better programs for supporting troubled students and teaching families about positive encouragement.
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