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…Someday, a little of that light will find it’s way into my heart. Till then, I wait. I thought about ending it again, today. Seated on the balcony of my empty apartment, surrounded by crickets and night flies and butterflies and worms, I thought about going over to the great beyond. I hadn’t thought about...
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“Happy people are sometimes sad deep inside…” Self-harm is when one intentionally inflicts physical pain on themselves, this can be in the form of cutting, bruising and burning. Cutting is making small cuts on one’s body, usually the arms and legs. Sometimes, this happens when people can’t handle emotional pain, intense anger or frustration and...
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Our emotions and thoughts are fleeting and do not define us. Remember that you will not always feel this way about yourself. If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Many people experience suicidal thoughts and feelings and the great news is that a...
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Pray! Pray they have always told me, We are the people of prayers Not of any sickness of the mind We are not of those of sickness of the soul There is no weakness in the spirits and hearts of the believer, they said. But in my heart is a a secret, Something has taken...
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Sister Priye, When they come in their numbers to offer condolences over the death of your child, you must simply tell them that it is the will of God. When the depression starts to creep in, you must intensify your prayers, Because depression is not for the children of God. When the suicidal thoughts trickle...
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Suicide is an epidemic not just in Nigeria but in the world at large with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that each year approximately one million people die from suicide globally, which represents one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20...
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youths. According to Jason Foundation, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. It’s a huge epidemic and it’s more important than ever that work is actively done to curb...
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‘She don dey craze’….. We hear statements like this all the time; they are used loosely and sometimes meant to be a joke. However, it is all fun and games until you actually have to visit a loved one in a psychiatric hospital. When you are involved, you’d realise how much of a serious issue...
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The silence hits different tonight. My chest is tighter than usual, and I can feel myself leaving my body. There is so much pain. I am in so much pain. I didn’t expect death to be this painful. I am not dead yet. Death isn’t sudden. It has never been for someone like me. It...
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You see them everyday, wares balanced precariously on little heads Shoulders bent from carrying the world Dripping in the rain, sweating in the sun, shivering during the harmattan. They are the denizens of traffic “Ice cold minerals!” “Buy you gala here Aunty!!” “Pure water, pure water!!!” They call out fervently in hope Eyes forever searching...
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