Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative
Stakeholders advocate urgent national suicide prevention strategy in Nigeria
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Justin Achor, has said that no country has succeeded in reducing the burden of suicide without a national suicide prevention strategy, explaining that the tide of suicide in Nigeria can be stemmed through multi-level, multi-component interventions involving clinical and public health facets.
Intensifying efforts to curb depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviour in Nigeria
Recent studies indicate that there are 800,000 suicide deaths yearly, and 76 per cent are from Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) like Nigeria. However, current evidence into suicide prevention is largely based on high-income countries (HIC) and suggests more than 80 per cent of suicidal behaviour is linked to psychiatric disorders.
‘LUTH Suicide Prevention Initiative has saved 50 lives in two years’
The Coordinator, Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SURPIN), Dr. Emeka Ogbolu, said its “One More Day” campaign has succeeded in saving more than 50 lives of Nigerians who were on the verge of committing suicide. He also revealed that up till February this year, the organisation has received 150 calls from people in crisis, those…
Domestic sniper use: a ticking time bomb
Fumigation is a method of pest control, which involves a process of disinfecting an area by spraying dangerous chemicals. Manufacturers of these chemicals (fumigants and insecticides) usually dish out strong warnings to users boldly written on the containers that they should avoid inhalation and contact with food, the skin or mouth. This is owing to…