Increase In Depression/Suicide In Nigeria: A Ticking Time Bomb. A Paper Presented By: Wellington Omorogbe Ogieriakhi (RN, RPN, BNSC. PGDE), Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Benin City. At The 2019 Annual Feast Of Barracuda/Free Medical Mission of National Association Of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), Arabella Deck At Ankor Point, Plot 52, Iguosa Federal Housing Estate, Iguosa Benin City On Saturday 29th June, 2019.
A TICKING TIME BOMB: A problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed.
DEFINITION OF DEPRESSION: It is defined as a state of psycho-motor retardation. It is regarded as a psychiatric emergency because of suicide or suicidal attempt.
HAPPINESS RATING: According a BBC publication on Thursday, 2nd October 2003, of over 65 Countries surveyed, the happiest people on earth were Nigerians; but in 2019, Nigeria ranks 85 on the annual Global happiness index as at March 2019 and the 8th most depressed nation in the world after China, India, USA, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Pakistan,
CAUSES OF DEPRESSION:
TYPES OF DEPRESSION:
SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION:
DEFINITION OF SUICIDE:
Suicide is the act of causing one's own death intentionally. It is otherwise referred to as self-murder. Most people love their lives too much. So, they prevent their lives from suffering too much by taking it and the suffering stops.
TYPES OF SUICIDE:
Egoistic suicide: suicide caused by lonely life due to rejection, past crime, helplessness, illness, Hopelessness etc. Fatalistic suicide comes from societal oppression, convection of one's property by oppressors, economic downturn, and lack of political will to better the life of citizens. Affected individuals are mentally and physically repressed. Victim feel oppressed due to imprisonment, insult, kidnapping, armed robbery and police brutality. Anomic suicide: individuals in this group usually feel they have made a grievous and inevasible mistake in life. Sometimes it borders on unutilized opportunities and perhaps age has caught with the individual. It could also be committed as a result of social embarrassment such as sexual assault or severe financial embarrassment. This is the type common with teenagers. Altruistic suicide: caused by severe influential control by society or a group of people over an individual or individuals The people in this group are suicide bombers and soldier who sacrifice their lives for the.. glory of their country. Others commit suicide in cult groups to appease a leader, the gods, or for a spiritual cause.
CAUSES OF SUICIDE:
Suicide rating: Nigeria was ranked 5th on annual suicide list of the World Health Organization as published by Spectator Index on July 29th 2018. Nigeria placed fifth with 15,000 suicides in every 100,000 suicides. However, the list was topped by South Korea with 24,000,000 followed by Russia with 18,000,000.
SIGNS OF SUICIDE IDEATION:
Defusing the Bomb
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