In commemoration of the this year’s world suicide prevention day, health personnel have advised family and friends to always look out for each other and cheer one another because it helps people who are going through issues to stay positive.
According to them, millions of people suffer intense grief caused by life events such as the loss of a loved one, financial difficulties, shame, bullying, discrimination, or relationship troubles.
A nurse, Mrs. Ebikila Soupere who spoke to Radio Bayelsa reporter, said often times, suicide victims show signs which are either not noticed or ignored by family members, friends and neighbors.
Mrs. Soupere urged families to support those experiencing suicidal crisis or those bereaved through suicide by raising awareness, reduce stigma and encourage well-informed action.
Similarly, Mr. freeborn Tamaraebi also advised the public to avoid statements that will have lasting effect on people’s mental health, stressing that love will always shine its way into the hearts of individuals going through life changing events.
World suicide prevention day was created in two thousand and three by the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the World Health Organization to raise awareness among organizations, government and the public that suicide can be prevented.
Creating hope through action remains the triennial theme for the World Suicide Prevention Day from twenty-twenty one through twenty-twenty three.