Kalpetta: According to the Google Trends Data, Kerala has searched the most for easy ways to commit suicide compared to other states in India.

It was found in a study conducted on suicide-related keyword searches. Karnataka came second while Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are in the 3rd and 4th places. In the 5th position is West Bengal.

In the last 10 days, these keywords have been most searched from Kattangal at Kozhikode where NIT is situated. In Kerala during the selected 4 hours on Wednesday, such keywords were most searched from Tirur in Malappuram. It is followed by Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Kannur and Aluva.

The most searches were for ‘How to suicide’. Malayalis also look for films, videos and songs related to suicide and death in the internet. Such songs in the Malayalam language are also available in plenty on YouTube and Google and it had huge followers too. Many people search for suicide hacks in YouTube also.

Awareness mandatory

Dr. Mohan Roy, Psychiatry department assistant professor in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College said that it is a hidden sign of psychological disorder. Its intensity just doubles with the use of drugs. Children especially teenagers fall into such social media traps and end their lives. So proper awarness on use of social media should be given to children.