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Interacting to avoid suicide

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope – Martin Luther King Jr. On Tuesday 10th September was the World Suicide Prevention Day.  It may have been missed by many but it is imperative that the world take notice (and Nigeria in particular, take notice )and that  we continue to raise awareness of…

Suicide: males, most likely to end lives than ladies, states Neuropsychiatrist

Dr Uchendu Onyedika, a Neuropsychiatrist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, says though more women tend to attempt suicide; men are, however, more likely to succeed in ending their lives. Suicide Onyedika, who said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, defined suicide as an act of intentionally causing one’s own…

Guy threatens suicide over dad’s overdue N13 million gratuity in Calabar

…appeals to Gov Ayade for immediate payment By Ike Uchechukwu A 26 year old man, Mr. Joseph Odey on Wednesday threatened to take his own life if Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade refuses to offset his father’s gratuity without further delay. Odey who carried out a one man protest at the governor’s office…

Suicide: NAPTAN advises moms and dads to be alert, monitor their...

Lagos – National Parents, Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) on Monday decried the spate of suicide among adolescents, urging parents and guardians to be more vigilant and monitor activities of their children. Suicide The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a student recently committed suicide for failing to score high grades in the just…

Suicide efforts by self-poisoning double in teenagers, young people

By Gabriel Olawale   A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among adolescents have more than doubled in the last decade in the U.S., and more than tripled for girls and young women. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, evaluated the…

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