I was saddened to hear of two suicides in the same day here in Lagos. Both men, both dealing with a sense of hopelessness both determined to end their lives. Unfortunately countless women and men are turning to suicide as an answer to their problems.
I do not know these men nor do I know how long they battled with their decision to give up on life, but I do understand that we are going through a season of troubled times and for some, life's burdens can seem unbearable.
The truth is that nothing lasts forever. Situations change, feelings evolve and often with time comes the answer to our troubles. My hope is to do what is in my power to steer anyone in a similar situation towards help. As such feel free to share the details of organisations ( I can vouch for)and help me to build up a more comprehensive guide by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Self Help Resources:
1. Shadow's in The Mirror by Dr Vivian Ikem
Quintessence Park View Lagos Nigeria
OBGLR D16 Eko Court, Kofo Abayomi, Lagos Nigeria
2. Dream Chaser... The power of Purpose and Self esteem
3. Depression Test
Free online Test: Do I have Depression?
Helpline:She Writes Woman Helpline: +234 8174913329
Mental health Professionals:
1. Dr Ayomide Adebayo
2. Dr Maymuna Kadiri
Pinnacle Medical Services
5, Gbangbala Street Off Oba Elegushi Street, Ikate, Lekki Pennisula, Lagos Nigeria
I will endeavor to update this list regularly:
If you or anyone you know have any other recommendations please do email me at email@example.com and I will update the list upon confirming the merit of each organisation.