Justice Nicole Clay of a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, has ordered that an Indian national, Lokesh Parwani, who attempted suicide after he was arrested for alleged fraud worth N146 million be remanded in the facility of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS), formerly Nigerian Prison Services (NPS).
Earlier this year, Instagram clamped down on images that might encourage suicide or self-harm. Now, the video and photo-sharing platform has added drawings and other fictional snippets that also depict self-injury to the list. The Facebook-owned platform started this campaign against such contents after a British teen who went online to read about suicide took…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…