Just read a post on my cousins blog here about suicide, so I decided to put in my two cents on the issue. It is common knowledge that people have been jumping into rivers to kill themselves this year in Nigeria… It’s like one person did it and it triggered others that may have been battling suicidal thoughts to just give up.
The thing that hurts the most is that in this my wonderful country Nigeria, everything eventually turns to a joke and it looses the lesson suppose to be learnt from the bad experience.
Suicide is mostly caused by depression… And the truth is depression isn’t taken seriously in this country. Nobody that is depressed wants to talk about it for the fear of being ridiculed and so the individual wallows in Self- pity, loss of self worth etc. The individual looses hope and wants to just end it all…
This chain would have been broken if the individual had spoken to someone or if the environment is a conducive one.
Depression is real guys!!!!
Stop ridiculing people who are depressed!!!!
Speak out if you are depressed!!!
Talk to your family members, friends, pastor, minister if you are having suicidal thoughts
Suicide is not the answer
Talk to Jesus if you are having suicidal thoughts, do not let the devil win.
Just for emphasis, depression is real.
Food for thought for all those always laughing at the pain of others, stop it.