Every man is faced with two or more predicaments, the way one deal with these challenges is what makes one a rational individual. Although, suicide is not a remedy to the trauma of failure, hardship, lost love and likes.

The incessant occurrence of suicide and mental health issues holds a considerable interest but yet little or no attention is given to his challenge. What then is the cause of this problem? What could be done to cut it short?  Government and individual needs to come together to put and end to the horrendous suicide and the menace of mental health issues.

Suicide is a cause of action that is most likely to ruin ones career, talent and goal. It involves deliberate claiming of life. This is a brutal action denting such person integrity. One of the most common causal abstractions or particular reason is the threat of depression, a condition a person feel sad, anxious, and despair. In that regard, committing suicide can be a sort of response to depressing experience or thought, parents or guardian victimization could also precipitate this ungodly act.

Mental health in Nigeria, no doubt needs rejuvenation and advancement. Mental health entails psychological, sociological and biological well being of a person. A good psychological health system can not be ignored from the spontaneous issue of suicide killing, depression and mental health issues.

The prevalence of this threat will indeed have a great implications and do nothing good to Nigerian. It's expedient for some proper intervention to put in place to decrease the malady of suicide killing if not totally eradicated, government, learned individuals and religious bodies as well holds a vital role to create awareness on the consequences of this threat.

Furthermore, young adults and school pupil needs to be sensitized on the disastrous effect of suicide and critical activities of public enlightenment and sensitization needs to start on the critical problems of committing suicide to engage and explore all and sundry on the harmful effects of suicide.

Also, religion institution has it own unique injunction that are expected to guide and perhaps set criterion for good moral practice and some view of teaching against unlawful claiming of ones life. Perhaps Islam is well known for doctrine against the ugly prevalence of suicide killing as the Holy Quran under lay some ethics; Q 3:104

"And let there be [arising] from you a nation.        inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful." (Aal-e-Imran 3:104).

And another chapter speak on the great consequences of this ungodly act.

"O you who have believed, do not consume one another's wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful."_An-Nisa' 4:29

Lastly, Nigeria government and its agencies should take a full responsibility in curbing suicide and urgent care to mental health issues in the country. At the same time, civil servant and other people holding one position in the country also have a crucial role to play to stamp out unlawful killing and the enlightenment of the nature and possible repercussions to human.
_ALAO, Afeez Oluwatamilore_ .


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