Stakeholders seek collaboration to stem rising mental illness, depression, suicide
Stakeholders has called for the concerted efforts of government, parents, and caregivers among others to stem the tide of mental illness, depression, and suicide that is fast spreading at an alarming rate in young ones in the country.
Suicide and the courage of living
A suicide in the traditional concept is never given any burial rite but the corpse is usually dragged into the forest of Oro or other reserved places for such and left on the ground as food for vultures, hyenas and other carnivorous animals to devour.
Jilted 25-year-old man commits suicide in Lagos
A 25-year-old man, Kehinde Muse, has committed suicide after his 21-year-old lover, Rasheedat Animashaun, dumped him. The incident occurred at No. 56, Modele Street Surulere, Lagos Mainland. The first suicide incident reported to the police this week in Lagos.
Lagos speaker laments alarming rate of suicide
Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has lamented the alarming rate of suicide, which was hitherto alien to Nigerians. He urged every Nigerian to return to the era of brotherly love to curb the increasing rate of suicide across the country.
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released frightening statistics on suicide rates worldwide, saying at least one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. Each year, about 800,000 people die to suicide, WHO reports, with suicide being the second-leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29, after road injury.
Ways To Recognise And Help A Depressed Person
In this century, depression has become rampant especially between the ages group of 15-40. It has been strongly linked to suicide when it is not treated. Depression is derived from a Latin verb “deprimere-to press down”, it is more than a low state of mood, it is a permanent stigma, it is a serious condition that affects…
Man kills self with Snipper in Lagos
A 37-year-old man, Seyi Onayemi, committed suicide in Ikorodu estate, Lagos State at the weekend. A statement from the spokesperson of the Lagos State police command, Bala Elkana, said on Friday, men of the Sagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu
Eva Alordiah Reveals She Almost Committed Suicide
Nigerian female rapper, Eva Alordiah is a year older today as the 'High' crooner turns 31. In a way of celebrating her day, she took to her Instagram page and shared a reflective post. In her post, the entertainer revealed that there was a point in her life she wanted to commit suicide. She further…
Housewife, bus driver, banker commit suicide in Lagos
Tragedy struck yesterday as a depressed housewife, Omolara Nathaniel, was found dead after hanging herself on a ceiling fan in Egbeda area of Lagos State.
43-year-old bus driver commits suicide at mechanic workshop in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command said a 43-year-old commercial bus driver was found dead at a mechanic workshop after allegedly taking a liquid substance suspected to be sniper.