The Federal authorities has been suggested to evolve a nationwide technique to stem rising instances of suicides throughout the nation.
A psychological well being advocate and Executive Director, The Nous Organisation, Ms. Lade Olugbemi-Ogunsetan, who made the attraction stated the resort to suicide by Nigerians on the slightest problem have to be rapidly addressed by related stakeholders, particularly the federal authorities.
Olugbemi-Ogunsetan, who spoke at a media briefing on nationwide convention on suicide prevention on the University of Lagos auditorium, revealed that 25-30 per cent of Nigeria’s inhabitants have the kind of psychological sickness challenges which regularly end result into suicides.
Said Olugbemi-Ogunsetan: “This figure by the World Health Organisation is revealing; what it means is that three out out of every 10 Nigerians have mental health challenges, and this is why it is imperative for the Federal Government to evolve appropriate strategies to stem rising cases of suicides.”
According to her, deaths from suicide was not helped both with solely 200 psychiatrists out there to help psychological sick sufferers in a rustic with a inhabitants of about 200 million folks. She pleaded with Nigerians to vary their angle in direction of folks with psychological well being challenges.