Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Risk factors include mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, alcoholism and substance misuse.
Others are impulsive acts due to stress such as from financial difficulties, troubles with relationships, or from bullying.
In Nigeria, over the past year, we have had cases of suicide or attempted suicide. Some celebrities have also confessed that they attempted suicide at some point.