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Suicide Is Not The Solution. by SocratesJrUnn (m): 1:35am on November 6

April 15th 2011, is the day I'll never forget. The previous day April 14th was great as I spent it with a close friend who was like a brother to me, by name Joshua. Although at a tender age we were already inquisitive to know more about life and thinking of the career we'll delve into. Joshua wanted to be an Engineer and I a medical doctor. It was always fun being around Joshua for he alone can lighten My mood and take away gloominess from the Atmosphere.


On a cool morning, while the members of the chlorophyll were still sleeping and the birds were still lodging at the eave of My roof, I held a thunderous knock that hits the door like lightening. My Dad who was then a tough man as De-Rock of WWE, ran towards the door and peered through the tiny hole on the door to see who it was. Recognising the faces, he opened the door and behold! He was greeted by voices of wailing of Men, Women and some few Kids.

Hearing the sound as that of a mighty rain downpour, I hurried to the door and lo! I saw Joshua's Mum and sister crying uncontrollably on the floor. It was a sight I would never wish anyone to see. It was revealed later on that Joshua committed suicide by drinking Petrol and before the Parents could come to his rescue, it was too late. RIP my friend Joshua, I never knew why you did it but still I can't lay a blame on you for doing that.


Suicide is the deliberate or intentional act committed by one to take his/her life. Approximately 0.5% to 1.4% of people die by suicide, a mortality rate of 11.6 per 100 000 persons a year. In 2013, about 842 000 persons were said to have committed suicide and in 1990 about 712 000 persons died of suicide. The rates of suicide has increased by 60% from the 1960s to date. It is recognized that suicide is 10th leading cause of death while it is the 5th leading cause of death in China. For every suicide there are between 10-40 attempted suicides.

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.
#FACTORS_LEADING_TO_SUICIDE

1.Depression
2. bipolar disorder
3. personality disorders
4. substance abuse
5.alcoholism
6.benzodiazepines —
7. financial difficulties
8. troubles with relationships,
9. bullying

"Those who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk for future attempts"(Wikipedia)
As I said earlier, on one of My write-ups that depression is the greatest battle all humans go through holds true. We all get depress at a certain point of our lives due to financial issues or heartbreaks or even Academic issues. Knowing your weak points gives you leverage over it, so, what's your weak point? Suicide will always seem to be the best way or the last resort but it isn't. Rationality teaches that why will you continue to exist amidst your sufferings but since there's life there hope. It looks like the best thing to do but is it really the best? Think of those you'll leave in a forever mourning state.

Don't get worried or depress over the delay in your admission because your mates are all being admitted into the University. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.


Some persons commits suicide due to Psychological or mental issues. How many times do you care about the welfare of your friends or relatives? Some perons may look healthy physically and put on nice clothes but inwardly they're dying. Tell everyone, your love ones that you love and care for them. Your little acts of kindness can save someone from committing suicide today. Don't ever give up because someone tells you, you can't succeed.


I had a student then while I was a teacher who later became My friend and now calls Me Dad. A young Yoruba girl of 15, beautiful and all that but she was suffering from Dyslexia. Do you know what Dyslexia is? Dyslexia is a mental disability which causes a person to have difficulty in reading and writing. I was a teacher of Mathematics and the school was proud of me based on My method of handling the subject but this young girl became My problem.

Time after time, I'll give the student the normal classwork and discover that she'll always end up with Nill. Sincerely speaking, I was annoyed at times but a day came while I was on the Internet and I saw a video on Dyslexia. I brought her close to me, told her that I love her and wants her to succeed; I also told her not to be afraid of me. My research in the class about her relationships with other students shows that she's also suffering Bullying.

Each day, I'll go over to her house and teach her the slow way and at last she'll pick up what I've taught her. Today, that little girl has made me her model and refer to me as a Father. And with that strong relationship, she told me how she would have committed suicide longtime ago before I approached her.

Pls be good to everyone. And to those of you thinking of suicide please you're important to me and I love you all. No one else in this universe is like you. You are UNIQUE. NO one at is your equal. Note that self pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. Suicide might seem to be the way but it isn't.

©Socrates Jr

Suicide Is Not The Solution - Career & Motivation

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