Home News Featured News Grab driver tells painful story of suicide among kids due to pressure...

Grab driver tells painful story of suicide among kids due to pressure from exams

- Advertisement -

Netizen Shane Yan took to Facebook to recount the story of an unusual Grab ride, wherein the driver told her and her husband that two of his son’s primary school classmates took their own lives because of pressure at school.

Apparently, the driver’s son had done well in his O-levels, but was afraid to tell his own friends since the news may drive them to do drastic things. The boy had one friend from primary school who took his life when he fell one point short of passing exams, as swell as another friend who had also committed suicide.

The driver had also been anxious concerning his son, who had been failing.  “I was so afraid my son would do something silly on the day of the results that I had to keep reminding him that it doesn’t matter if he fails and it is more important that he comes home.”

Ms. Yan could only respond with a series of shocked and tearful emojis.

- Advertisement 1-

https://www.facebook.com/shane.yan/posts/10160544361305018

According to Samaritans of Singapore, a suicide prevention center operating since 1969, suicide is the biggest cause of death for people from the ages of 10 through 29, with males committing suicide twice as much as females do. Each suicide leaves at least 6 survivors behind, and 2.4 times more people die from suicide than vehicular accidents.

In January of this year, after the O-level results came out, one 16-year-old boy was found dead on the ground floor of a housing block at Jurong West. On social media, it was widely speculated that he may not have performed well on the tests.

Ms. Yan’s post struck a chord with netizens, who have shared her story more than 600 times. Many told their own stories in the comments and expressed their sadness that children face such pressure.

- Advertisement 2-

Others emphasized how important good parenting is

- Advertisement 3-

One netizen asked, “How can one be creative if one is not allowed to fail?” and emphasized that it is not failure that counts, but getting up again.

Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Read More

Ex-girlfriend asks her former boyfriend if he wants to be her sugar daddy because she needs the money

Singapore — A 22-year-old girl approached her former boyfriend asking if he wanted to be her sugar daddy because she needed the money. Her ex-boyfriend, 27, dated her for three years before they broke up in the middle of...

Study so much until s***id

A prominent quote  about one of my ex-girlfriends  came from Singapore’s dumpiest hooker, who described my ex – Raffles Girls School (RGS) alumna –...

Woman feels resentful and jealous of ‘carefree’ boyfriend earning S$12K a month, nearly 5X her pay

Singapore -- A woman earning significantly less than her boyfriend wrote that she could not help but feel resentful and jealous of him. In an...

TikToker surprised to see SAF PT shorts featured in Shopee’s CNY sale

Singapore — Well, the shorts are red, after all.  And maybe someone at Shopee believes that wearing the dri-fit shorts used for physical training at...

Buy fish if you can’t afford chicken, President Halimah once said: Netizens point to pomfret’s pre-CNY price of $100 per kilo

Singapore -- As the price of premium fish such as pomfret and red grouper soar exponentially ahead of Chinese New Year, several netizens have...

Ex-girlfriend asks her former boyfriend if he wants to be her sugar daddy because she needs the money

Singapore — A 22-year-old girl approached her former boyfriend asking if he wanted to be her sugar daddy because...

Study so much until s***id

A prominent quote  about one of my ex-girlfriends  came from Singapore’s dumpiest hooker, who described my ex – Raffles...

Woman feels resentful and jealous of ‘carefree’ boyfriend earning S$12K a month, nearly 5X her pay

Singapore -- A woman earning significantly less than her boyfriend wrote that she could not help but feel resentful...

TikToker surprised to see SAF PT shorts featured in Shopee’s CNY sale

Singapore — Well, the shorts are red, after all.  And maybe someone at Shopee believes that wearing the dri-fit shorts...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg