“Don’t jump, sir.” “Please hold him from behind.” “We can talk about it,”  “suicide won’t make the troubles go away.”

These and many more were pleas made by passers-by who attempted to rescue individuals who were on the verge of committing suicide.

Attempts to save some were successful, while those who were determined to end it all drowned themselves in the sea despite every effort to get them to change their minds.


Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death.

There are various ways of committing suicide: hanging, consuming poisonous substances, electrocution, jumping into a river, and so on.


Recently, many videos have made the rounds on social media showing individuals plunging into the lagoon beneath the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

Suicide survivors shared reasons they considered suicide. Some of which are:


This is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and a loss of interest.

This could be caused by peer pressure, constant physical or verbal abuse, heartbreak, etc.

It affects how you feel, think, and behave, and sometimes you may feel life isn’t worth living.


When it gets to this level, an attempt could be made to take one’s life.


People who are neck deep in huge debt and have no hope of repaying it sometimes feel that suicide is the only way they can escape the shame that comes with the consequences of being unable to pay up what they owe.

Emotional Trauma 

Individuals handle situations like heartbreak, the death of a loved one and bankruptcy. differently.

While some can deal with pain in a mature way, others who take it to the extreme sometimes consider suicide eventually.

Even though these reasons are quite understandable, there are things you can do to prevent suicidal thoughts. Some of which are:

Speak Up

Whenever you are going through hard times, confide in someone you can trust. He or she could be a parent, friend, mentor, leader, or therapist.

Hang Out

Visit friends or relatives, or go to events that will make you feel better.

There’s this feeling that comes with going out to observe the environment and activities.

It makes you appreciate the beauty of life more.

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Participate in activities.

You must have heard people say they dance, sleep, see movies, watch comedies, exercise, read, or cry the most when they are feeling down.

We all have that one activity we engage in when we need to get back in a good mood.

Find yours and dive right in whenever you feel sad or depressed.

Suicidal thoughts usually set in as a result of a prolonged state of depression.

It is popularly believed by a religious sect that committing suicide is a curse punishable by the Creator, while others think it is a lasting solution to finding peace away from life’s issues.

Whichever it is, we believe life is a precious gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

There is always something or someone to live for.

Your loved ones need you.

We need you.

Suicide is never an option.


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