Just yesterday, we heard reports about a final year student of the University of Ilorin, due to frustrations from family members, but was committing suicide the right thing to do? How do you think he should have handled it?
The rate at which university students in Nigeria are commiting suicide is becoming alarming. This month, more than three students reportedly committed suicide due to poor grades, and other things.
Yesterday, a 400 level student of Unilorin known as Elijah Jude Anuoluwapo reportedly committed suicide by taking harmful drugs. He reportedly did this because of the way he was treated by his family members.
It was as if he didn't want to be saved, because he had been saved from commiting suicide two times before. Unfortunately, the devil later won the battle.
I think the government should try to introduce a mandatory guidance and counselling session for university students. They should be made to attend this session at least once in two weeks to refresh their mental health.
Students should also be taught that life in school is more than grades, because most of the students who committed suicide did it because of falling grades, or other issues related to grades.
Instead of commiting suicide and giving up when you encounter a challenge that shakens your mental health at one point in life, there are other better ways you can handle it and come out with more confidence in yourself.
Instead of committing suicide when you are challenged in school, you should try to seek help from friends with more life experience, as they might just be the ones that will help you get out of your depression.
When you are encountered by a challenge in your school, there is nothing wrong with trying to take sometime off school, rediscover yourself, and set your mental health on the right path.
What do you think?
. Do you think committing suicide offers more solutions or more pains to others?
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