Why is suicide rate rising in Nigeria? (PART 1)

Truth be told, this is one of the few things that bug me. Almost everyone is tired, depressed and lonely. We mostly see people who wear masks and it’s like they are happy all the way, but, within them, they are at a point of no return.

But, it’s weird. Suicide seems to be the answer these days to most problems. Are these problems too big that they can never be solved? I mean, would killing yourself really bring solution to your problems? Wouldn’t your death just cause a spiral of pain for those you’re leaving behind? These things are what we do not always consider when we get depressed.

What exactly is suicide?
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse—including alcoholism and the use of benzodiazepines—are risk factors. _source WIKIPEDIA.

Let us break it down!!!

Suicide is intentional. This alone is deep. I never really got my head around that fact. Why would one wake up one morning, say he’s depressed, and then decide to kill himself? To me, this is the height of selfishness. You are not considerate of the people surrounding you, who truly love you.

It’s causing one’s own death. What this means is that there are actions preceding the eventual death of the person. There were thoughts. There were arrangements; some write letters, some post on IG pages, some record themselves, before they eventually take their lives.

Lastly, suicide is death. Death is a way is termination. Death is the end of life. Basically, it depicts when one stops breathing. There are several forms these days of actually performing this; drinking poison, hanging oneself from a rope or belt tied to something (usually a fan), shooting oneself, burning one’s house, or even jumping from a tall building.

So, we understand suicide to an extent.

The question now is, why? I’m actually going to be focusing on Nigeria, because it’s becoming frightening the way people just die. Predictions have been made that by next year, 2020, depression would be the number one cause of death.🙁🙁. This topic is actually something we must all look into.

Maybe it’s just me, but, I feel that suicide is a white man’s thing. I’ve oftentimes read about suicide in the USA and all, and I’m like, WOW. But I didn’t understand what that actually meant, till reports about people wanting to end their lives became rampant in Nigeria.

Let’s be honest, we are not doing well economically. We are basically lagging behind in this country. Joblessness is everywhere, things are getting really expensive real fast, marriages are collapsing, etc.

But, I really won’t say much about this now, I’ve gotta throw this out there!!!




8 thoughts on “Why is suicide rate rising in Nigeria? (PART 1)

  1. Some people have no close friends or family that they can turn to and they wouldn’t want to talk someone they don’t know so when lots of things happen at once they have no help and can’t think of any other way out. That’s the way I see it anyway.
    Have a good weekend.


  2. I think a lot of it has to do with people messaging with their phones and not meeting and talking with people. A lot of people are so busy on their phones they don’t see what’s going on around them.


  3. In a world where it is conveniently easy to be isolated: which is made easier by cellphones and fake life that social media portrays and the means in achieving this end goals are not there, a solo person with no one to talk, listen or see to get that loving feeling from can get into depression. It is more than a colour thing but a mind that has lost hope on humanity


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