Depressing Facebook post snubbed by mom, family; woman commits suicide

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Indore, Feb 24: A 25-year-old woman, a resident of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, committed suicide on Sunday, Feb 23. She killed self when she was alone at her residence. However, what shocked everyone was she hanged self just after posting a depressing statement on social networking site Facebook.

Her profile picture stating -- "I Hate My Life", was up on the site on Feb 12. Surprisingly, the profile picture was liked by her six Facebook friends including her mother Mamta. The woman has identified as one Arti Shrivas who recently resigned from her job in a private company.

Indore Police began investigation into the suicide case and found it absurd that none of the family members had observed the graveness of the profile picture posted by Arti on Facebook.

Depressing profile picture on Facebook was even liked by her mother

Arti's father passed away four years ago and her mother got the job on compassionate grounds. The young woman earlier had posted a statement on Facebook saying, "I just don't have an attitude! ....Just a personality that you can't handle!"

One of the police officers, who have been probing the suicide case, was quoted as saying, "No suicide note has been found. Police could not record her family's statement as they are in a state of shock. Her recent quitting of job might well have something to do with the suicide."

Meanwhile, a psychiatrist has been quoted as saying, "The "I hate my life" expression is a strong sign of something serious. Had her friends and kin took these changes seriously and either counseled her themselves or sought professional help, the alleged suicide could have been prevented."

Times of India quoted another career counselor Sachin Bhatnagar as saying that Facebook is gradually becoming a medium for teenagers and youths to interpret events in their life. Expressions of such feelings should be taken seriously by families and addressed through timely counseling.

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