Enough of the suicide!
Often times I have tried to puzzled and figure out as to understand why some people eventually decided to throw in the towel (suicide) in a world with so many possibilities and resources.
After much in depth thought, I came to ascertain and understand that 99% of most victims of suicide are as a result of depression and frustration.’
Depression, in a common understanding is a mood disorder that caused a persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. It is a low mood and aversion to activity, that can affects a persons thoughts, behaviour,feelings and sense of well being.
Few days ago, it was reported all over the media on how a young man jumped to his death from a building after a court case.
This said man was in prison custody for six months as the report have it because of a debt of forty thousand naira(40,000). One may ask, is it because of that little amount of money he jumped to his death? Obviously, it may not be but do you know the kind of inhuman treatment he must have gotten all through in prison custody for those six months?
What if he was innocent of the accusation? After the duration the court might keep him, would they still compel him to pay off the debt? Why didn’t the law which is constituted and believe to be the last hope of the common man have a human face in such a case like this?
These and many more questions I still found difficult in arriving with an answer.
Today, that young man may have left out of frustration I presume, for people who ought to act humanly rather chooses to act otherwise. In our society today, a lot of suicide have been recorded, either you heard about those who jumped inside the lagoon, the ones found hanging on the trees or the ones that took chemical substances.
It is very saddening and morally wrong to commit suicide no matter the challenges, It is not the intention for most of this victims to end life this way but I discovered some factors could have led to this ungodly act. Such among them could be;
1- Failed ambition(targets)
2- Lack of parental care or segregation
5- Loss of a loved one
6- Loss of assets
7- Wrong choices in life
8- Betrayal of trust
9- Low self esteem
10- Peers pressure and bully
12 – E.t.c
Two very factors could play a major role in averting suicide. Firstly, if victims of depression share their experiences to trained personnel or counselor, I believe to a large extend the rate of suicide won’t be this much for good reasoning and adequate care will always prevail against negativity.
Secondly, the lackadaisical approached of people towards victims of depression isn’t encouraging.
I discovered that over here in Africa most especially in Nigeria, the government has no adequate provision, facilities or scheme in handling cases of depressed people in the society rather their policy often times heighten the situation.
The church and larger society also are not left out, for in often cases they have failed to take into cognizance that a lot of persons are living in abject poverty and going through hardship which invariably can go a long way to affect their psyche and sense of reasoning thereby paving way into depression.
If good governance is been put in place, the churches rise to her responsibility towards the members and the society accommodate everyone equally, I doubt if the thought of suicide will be contemplated.
Finally, I write today enjoining everyone to look out towards people with disability, depressed, unfulfilled and frustrated in the society and render whatsoever assistance we can to them now we can still see them around, be it our time, gifts, encouragement, support, counsel,patience, endurance, tolerance or even our finance. In doing so, it goes a long way to create that confidence and sense of belonging among them.
I encourage everyone going through dark moments never to give up or become despondent, for in due season things will surely turn around. My mom will always said ” whatever challenges that comes to a man, is his mate”. What doesn’t kill a man will only end up making him strong.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, just a little more patience and endurance you will smile again. It is well with your soul.
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