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Thursday, March 1 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Reducing The Suicide Rate In Nigeria, One Post At A Time FULL

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Nigeria, as far back as 2012, W.H.O estimated that 6.5% of the country’s population died by suicide. This is undoubtedly an underestimation of figures, knowing how stigmatized this practice is within the country, and the need for families to reduce the shame by covering up deaths by suicide. Undoubtedly, the rate of suicide cases is on the increase, as well as the rate by which it is being reported by the media (This may be due to the advent of social media and easy access to media sources).

The rate of suicide activities have been estimated to be on the increase for numerous reasons, which include but are not limited to the following; increasing incidence in cases of mental illness, stigma of cases of mental illnesses including depression, socioeconomic instability within the nation, increasing incidence of suicide cases within the country and inappropriate media exposure of this cases (which unfortunately opens a pseudo-method option to cope with stress by individuals coping with neglected mental illnesses).

Reducing The Suicide Rate In Nigeria, One Post At A Time will be directed at informing participants of how they can actively get involved in not only reducing the rising suicide rate in Nigeria but to also be active suicide spotters and interventionists both online and offline.

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Mofiyinfoluwa Oyeobu, MD

A medical Doctor with a passion for Mental Health with particular interest in children living with mental health issues. Being a co-founder at MANI an NGO which is focused on ending the stigma associated with persons struggling with mental health issues has been an avenue to contribute... Read More →
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Victor Ugo

A Medical Doctor, a Mental Health Advocate and the Founder of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative, a non-governmental nonprofit working to improve on the dire state of mental health and access to care for the mentally ill in Nigeria.

Thursday March 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm WAT
LeadSpace Yaba