Yesterday morning. Shenzhen university third year female student leaped from the top of her home building ended her 19-year-old life. It was not yet four month since she wrote on her blog “Cherish and love life”. Police have determined Yang Jing Qian (杨倩) committed suicide by jumping off the building. Her family and friends said she have made mistakes during the welcoming of 2009 new students at school and was criticized by the teacher severely. However Yang’s teacher advisor denied having criticized her.
The incident happened at a seven story residential building in Futian district. Wittiness Mr. Chen told the reporter, at the moment the girl’s mother was downstairs of the building, when heard the noise she ran over and broke out crying holding her daughter’s body. Mr. Chen called the police immediately. Mr. Chen said this girl was covered in blood, lying on the floor, not moving.
Yesterday noon, police on duty told the reporter, the girl jumped from the top of the seven story building, was sent to Futian emergency room. Futian hospital head of medicine department Mr. Chen stated, after the rescue effort and tests, they have leaned victim had fractures all over her body, broke both legs and waist, fractured her face and head and lost all of her teeth. She was unconscious due to loss of blood. At 12 30 pm, Yang Qian passed away.
According to Yang Qian’s family, Yang Qian went to Shenzhen University to study international business since year 2007, was the leader of student government responsible for the welcoming of 2009 new students. Last week, Yang Qian made a mistake at one of her works, was criticized severely by her teacher. Yang Qian could not take it and ran back home last Thursday, refused to eat and sleep. Recent couple of days she was crying at home for no apparent reasons. Her mother especially called the school 2 days ago, requested school to intervene in Qian Yang’s psychological treatment. Teach wanted the mother to go to school the next day.
Yang Qian’s class advisor stated Yang Qian was excellent in every aspect. She also was already the member of communist party. She was indeed selected as the 2009 new students’ advisor, responsible for all new students. But the school only had one meeting with the 2009 new student advisors and did not criticize anyone during the meeting. Furthermore, school of business is a huge school, there are many new student advisors, so it was not possible that Yang Qian could have made a big mistake. Teach Zhang said, the day before yesterday when she received the phone call from Yang’s mother, Mrs. Zhang requested Yang’s parents to take their daughter to the hospital and see psychiatrist.
Yang’s mother told Mrs. Zhang, Yang has promised that she has never had a boyfriend before. So certainly she did not commit suicide because of “love”. Her grades were top-notch, so there was no way she killed herself over the burden of school. Mrs. Zhang followed her family to Yang’s dorm to collect her belongings. But they did not find a suicide note. Mrs. Zhang thought Yang Qian was always cheerful and did not understand why she jumped to her death.
Sociology Professor of Wuhan University Zhou Yunqing (周运清) thought that if post-90 students were faced with complex issues without guidance, they would become sensitive to loneliness. This kind of psychological state is prone to lead to a sense of failure and anxiety, or even completely denial their self-worth when dealing with setbacks. Especially in the fierce competitive city like Shenzhen, competition in learning and employment is even worse for post-90 university students. They easily lead to university students who are mentally fragile to have thoughts of suicide.
Professor Zhou Yunqing called for better education on dealing with frustrations for post-90 university students. It was recommended to have a psychological intervention system to give university students proper guidance and care, to help them overcome their psychological issues.
According to Yang Qian’s family, Yang Qian was born in February 1990. She started reading when she was five, and was always smarter than other kids of her age. Looking at her photos, Yang was beautiful—with elegant long hair, pretty eyebrows, cheery-like mouth and big eyes. Yang Qian’s classmate Li told the reporter Qian was superb at school. She was the famous “school beauty” (校花). There were many people pursuing her, but Yang Qian had high standards with boys, so she never had a boyfriend.
Yang Qian’s advisor Ms. Zhang also thought she was beautiful. She was the kind of beauty one can remember after just one look. However the deepest impression Yang Qian made on Ms. Zhang was not her appearance, but it was her talent. Ms. Zhang said, Yang Qian’s grades were always A or B. With her outstanding grades, even the secretary dean of economics was impressed by her. First and second year, Yang Qian was the leader of school entertainment department. “This girl received scholarships every year, year after year was named outstanding student leader.” Because of her excellent performance, she became the member of the communist party. “she was quick, cheerful and lively and always does a neat job. I have marked ‘exceptionally good’ in her files”. When spoke of Yang Qian, Ms. Zhang expressed her love for this student.
Yang Qian’s classmates said, Yang Qian was popular as well, had a lot of friends at school. When she encountered difficulties, there were a lot of people volunteering to help her. “she was a cheerful person, I don’t believe she committed suicide!” Last night, after hearing the news many of her classmates could not accept and even broke out crying in the dormitory.
“She was very obedient, I watched her grow up!” Yang Qian’s uncle said she used to sing and dance not only on stage at school, but also entertained at gatherings. She was a sweet talker, often greeted her uncle and aunts. She also had younger brother currently in high school. Yang Qian loved her little brother, always brought back little presents for her brother when she came back home from school.