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I can feel it coming, Like the waves rolling towards the shore. I can feel the curtains coming down, Like they do after a play, Blotting out the light and everything in sight. Like the harbinger of doom and plunging me into darkness, The curtains are coming down, And I retreat into the darkness with...
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We have been visiting secondary schools across different local governments in Lagos and Oyo state to train teachers and parents on early identification of mental illnesses, and kids on how to take care of their mental health. This project, sponsored by ACT FOUNDATION kicked off earlier this year and the impact has been terrific. Few...
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“Attention seeker” “I’m also in your shoes” “I had it worse but here I am” “I failed several times but nothing happened. I’m still alive” “I have a bad marriage too, so what’s your problem” “You can’t go through with it, weakling!” “You’re just ungrateful for life” “You’re not the only one feeling the bad...
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Last night, happiness came visiting again Afraid of rejection He silently stole into my room He sang not serenades Not did he woo me with the Shakespearian Sonnets His feathery touch took my soul on the path of healing As he wiped away the tears that I cried in my sleep And when I turned...
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DISCLAIMER :THIS IS A COMPLETE WORK OF FICTION. I tried to commit suicide today. I did not really harbor the thought for so long before I made moves to get it done. It’s no biggie. More effort is put into planning and executing the death of another than one’s own life. I bought the rope...
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I’ve always loved colouring books and paintings; the strokes, the swirls, the faded creations, the strong hues, the ways some colours seemed to glint and bounce off each other, the emotions that kept falling in and out of place…mirroring the way I’m feeling at the moment. *Knock Knock* *Knock Knock* That sound of consistent knocking...
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In February, the teenage son of a family friend killed himself. He drank a whole bottle of a popular insecticide while on a short visit to his aunt’s home. His parents said it was a spiritual manipulation that caused him to spray a room with the insecticide and then lie down in it; even when...
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My sister was scrolling through her Instagram feed one day, and told me she’s been coming across several posts from a new Netflix series titled “13 reasons why”. As usual, I was curious to know 13 reasons why…why what exactly? The title seemed incomplete to me. My sister eventually got the movie, a season of...
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Let’s talk about suicide A seven letter word which is associated with so much stigma and confusion; a word which has become synonymous with selfishness. A word, people are quick to point a finger at, quick to scoff at, but slow and sluggish in understanding what it really is. So, what is suicide? Suicide is...
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SUICIDE MYTHS As much as individuals differ, suicide reasons, triggers and frequencies differ. Medically, there are some information, that have over the years, had the same pattern, or numbers as regards suicide; these are the facts. On the other hand, information that have been coined from generalization and is mostly false as regards suicide; are...
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