|Before you think suicide, remember that you dint give your self life|
High self-esteem and good morals have been suggested as some of the factors that may reduce the rate of suicide among young persons in our society.
some youths made the call as the world commemorates the ``World Suicide Prevention Day’’.
They suggested some measures for preventing suicide to include banning firearms, developing better treatment for mental illness ,economic improvement and effective parental care.
Grad Okon, said the reasons for committing suicide differ from person to person as some persons get involved in suicide as a result of depression and frustration.
He said that most people often commit suicide due to some sort of shame and cannot seem to find a solution.
``People are most driven to suicide when they view their current situation as being completely hopeless and feel as if they have no way to change things for the better.
He said that youths should build their self-esteem by learning to love themselves, saying that if you love yourself you will not commit suicide.
Another youth, sam, said the extent of depression by an individual does not warrant suicide, although stigmatisation had allowed suicide by some.
``Our culture and beliefs do not allow one to commit suicide no matter the pressures as it is seen as one is committing a sin.
While Shuiabu said although there are rare cases of suicide in the country, government needs to provide lucrative employment for youths as some are frustrated in search of jobs.
Miss Oni, is of the opinion that,the decision to commit suicide was often motivated by the presence of a painful terminal illness from which little or no hope of recovery exists.
``These people aren't depressed, psychotic, maudlin or crying out for help. They're trying to take control of their destiny and alleviate their own suffering, which usually can only be done in death ‘she said.