Tag Suicide

Medical Experts Reveal The Best Approach To Combat The High Rate Of Suicide In Nigeria

A recent report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) reveals that 800,000 people commit suicide every year across the world. The organisation’s 2016 Global Health Observatory Data Repository, also estimates that 9.5 suicides per 100,000 occur in Nigeria. The

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On World Suicide Prevention Day: 4 Women Who Survived Suicide Want You To Know These

September 9, was World Suicide Prevention Day, a day created by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) to put a spotlight on what can be done to prevent suicide. Suicide rates in Nigeria and all over the world have

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Twitter User, Somadina Miracle Shares Shocking Story Of How Her Aunt Lost Herself To A Loveless Marriage

A Twitter user identified as Somadina Miracle left social media users in shock after she took to the micro-blogging app to share the story of her aunt who sacrificed all hope and took her own life following the downward spiral

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‘There is the peculiarity of timelines for different individuals’ -Comedian Asiri Addresses Spate Of Suicide Among Young Ones

Suicide rates in Nigeria have risen sharply and has been getting serious attention from both concerned citizens of the country and the authorities. Asiri Comedy, known for playing comic roles with Woli Arole, has revealed that he has intervened in

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NAFDAC Finally Wades Into The Sniper Suicide Scourge, Gives Ultimatum For The Recall Of The Product

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, has finally taken definitive step many weeks after public outcry calling for the ban of Sniper insecticide. Public outcry came following the notorious popularity of the product, which was

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‘Nigerian Women Attempt Suicide More Than Men’ -Psychologist, Titi Tade Reveals, Gives Reasons Why It’s So

Titi Tade, Clinical Psychologist, Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SURPIN) has revealed that more women attempted suicide than men in Nigeria. Tade, Deputy Director, Medical Social Services at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), made the assertion while delivering a

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Suicide: NAFDAC Finally Takes Action To Curb The Epidemic

Suicide rates among adolescents, teenagers and youths have risen sharply in Nigeria and is now a subject of national concern. One of the most popular poison for Nigerians who commit suicide has been the ‘Sniper’ insecticide. In order to prevent

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This Mom Has An Important Message For Parents After Her Adolescent Daughter Attempted Suicide

A mom is sharing an important message with other parents after her adolescent daughter attempted suicide. Mental disorders and mental health problems seem to have increased considerably among adolescents in the past years. Many mental health problems emerge in late

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Industrial Engineer, Uchenna, Gives Grim Account Of The Last Moments Of People Who Resort To Suicide By ‘Sniper’

In a study by the Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SUPRIN) conducted in Lagos State University Hospital, out of 66 suicide victims cumulatively recorded in 2018, only about 37.9 percent committed (or attempted) suicide through conventional means, while nearly 62.1

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Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar Counsels Parents On How To Curb Suicide Among Youths

The increasing rate of suicide amongst Nigerians, especially students is now getting serious attention from both concerned citizens of the country and the authorities. In view of this, the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has advised parents

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Parents, Be Alert! NAPTAN Reacts To Spate Of Suicide Among Nigerian Students

The increase in rate of suicide amongst Nigerians, especially students is now getting serious attention from both concerned citizens of the country and the authorities. In view of this, the National Parents, Teachers Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN is calling on

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Actress & Mum-Of-One, Ayo Adesanya Gets Candid On Why She Spent 10 Years In The Wrong Relationship

Actress, Ayo Adesanya in a weekend interview with Punch hinted on unhappy marriages, suicide, her own naivety in a long-term relationship among other issues. The 49-year-old who was speaking on the backdrop of growing suicide rates in the country opined

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Nigerian Publisher, Betty Irabor Wades In On The Issue Of Increasing Suicide Rates

Nigerian columnist and publisher of the Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor, has in a couple of tweets penned down her thoughts concerning the growing rate of suicide in Nigeria. The 62-year-old who has many times shared that she suffered chronic depression

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Counsellor, Chinelo Nkennor Prompts Parents & Schools On Tackling Suicide Among Youths With 21st-Century Guidance & Counseling Methods

Depression and suicidal thoughts are two of the most frightening things a person can face in their lifetime. Unfortunately, acting on those suicidal thoughts is a far too common scenario for many across the world, including students. In fact, suicide

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Mum, Lyn Dixon, Warn Parents About ‘Momo’ Suicide Game After Her Son, 8, Became A Target

Lyn Dixon’s eight-year-old son is one of the latest children to become ensnared by the Momo Challenge, a game which is played on WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and other online platforms. Lyn from Edinburgh, United Kingdom has warned parents to be

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See What Drove 9-Year-Old McKenzie Nicole Adams To Suicide

Black 9-year-old girl, McKenzie Nicole Adams has committed suicide after her schoolmates bullied and taunted her for being friends with a white boy, according to her family. READ ALSO: Dear MIMsters: There’s Bullying on the School Bus and My Daughter Is

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Young Lady, Amarachi Who Almost Committed Suicide In Lagos Yesterday Shares Her Story

King Mavis Amarchi, a young lady residing in Lagos who almost committed suicide in Lekki yesterday December 5th, has taken to her Facebook page to narrate how God saved her from ending her life. According to Amarchi, she has been

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Unable To Meet Financial Obligations; Father Of Five In Ekiti Takes Extreme Measure

A 49-year-old civil servant and father of five in Ekiti , Mr. Abolarinwa Olaoye, on Tuesday’s  night,  hung himself  at the State Secretariat in Ado Ekiti, state capital. His body was found, on Wednesday morning, hanged  with a piece of

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UPDATE: Cynthia Agomuo, Sister Of Final Year IMSU Student Who Allegedly Killed Herself Sets Records Straight

Cynthia Agomuo, sister of Jennifer Agomuo who made news headlines last week has stepped forward to clear her sister’s name and also set records straight. We had earlier reported the news of the death and alleged suicide of a final

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Final Year IMSU Student Ends Her Own Life Over Relationship Problems

A  final year student of Imo State University (IMSU), Agomuo Jennifer has ended her own life after fearing that she killed her boyfriend whom she attacked with a knife during a quarrel. Jennifer afterwards poisoned herself taking a lethal substance, unknown

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Patriarchy, Cheating, Suicide: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Touches On A Number of Interesting Issues In Her Speech At Inbound Conference

Renowned Nigerian writer/feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 41, recently gave a speech at the Hubspot’s 2018 Inbound Conference. In her very expository talk which touched on so many issues, the mom of a 3-year-old girl and an advocate for gender equality, Adichie

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Why The First Son Of A Former Permanent Secretary In Osun State Committed Suicide

In the news today, the first son of the late Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Office of the Governor of Osun State, Mrs Olufunke  Kolawole, has committed suicide. This is a pathetic story of depression and its extreme result.

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“I’m alive” – Woman in Circulated Photos Alleged to Have Jumped into 3rd Mainland Bridge Lagoon Refutes Rumors

Following the news that a Nigerian woman who lives in Texas, US committed suicide by jumping into the Lagoon over the weekend, a supposed photo of the said woman has been trending online (read here). However, the woman in the

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Suicide Mission as Woman Allegedly Jumps Into the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos (VIDEO)

On Sunday, an unidentified car owner reportedly plunged into the lagoon from the 3rd Mainland Brigde, in Lagos. There are however, conflicting accounts as to how the incident happened. According to a report by Vanguard, a version of the account said

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”Ask Daddy!” – Kate Spade’s Hubby Responds to Suicide Note She Left for Their Daughter

Andy Spade, the husband of celebrity designer, Kate Spade, has released a statement following her suicide. Kate was found dead in her home on the morning of June 5, 2018. The mother of one had hanged herself with a scarf tied

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