James Warren Jones, better known as Jim Jones was a religious and cult leader responsible for the mass suicides and death of 918 people in 1978, Jonestown, Guyana. More than 300 of the victims were children. Jones’ dream was to create a quasi-socialist spiritual utopia. He was a racial integrationist,
The term ‘blue whale’ comes from the phenomenon of beached whales which is linked to suicide. Origin of the Blue Whale Game Philip Budeikin, a psychology student from Russia claims to have invented the blue whale game. Why? To play God and “cleanse society of those individuals who have no value”. The
Technology has done us wonders. And then it's also doing the worst. The 50-day blue whale challenge consisting of 50 tasks carefully designed to prime its player into ultimately committing suicide is a crime beyond comprehension. With no physical presence required and a mere virtual interface, Philip Budeikin, one of
Around 1,35,000 suicides occur in India every year. Depression is a myth to a majority of the Indian population, yet 5% of India is afflicted with depression. If you’re sick, you’d go to a doctor, in the same way, if you’re mentally ill, then you visit a psychologist or psychiatrist. Statistically, we have just under 4000 psychiatrists for over 56 million Indians suffering from depression.