It is no longer a news that the rate of suicide caused by depression is rapidly on the increase in Nigeria. while many people say it is due to the economic hardship and stress in Nigeria, some maintained that it is unemployment increase. Still, many people maintained that it is because of a lack in emotional support from loved ones whereas some say it has to do with the spiritual.
However, some medical practitioners have explained that, depression results from the state of the mind and it results from changes and alterations in the balance of chemicals in the parts of the brains called ‘ The Limbic System’ which includes Hypothalamus and Amygdala and so on. Thus, it doesnt depend on the choice or desire of the victim.
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Moreover, most Nigerians insists that no matter what anyone faces in life, it is never a reason to terminate any life let alone one’s own life and urged the government to look into this issue seriously.