Anambra Library marks 2020 global Suicide Prevention Day
SUICIDE has been described as a planned and very abominable act against God, one’s self, humanity and the society at large.
Monsignor Jerome Madueke of Ekwulobia Catholic Diocese made the announcement at a one-day event organised by way of the Anambra nation Library Board, to mark the 2020 global Suicide Prevention Day.
handing over a speech on the event which held at the Prof. Kenneth Dike nation valuable E-Library, Awka; Monsignor Madueke found out that consistent with information from the world fitness agency, about 800,000 human beings (globally) die of suicide every 12 months, boiling down to one dying every 40 seconds, while suicide try annually hovers round over 20 million.
even as noting that religion and non secular leaders have a plethora of roles to play in curtailing and stopping suicide, he urged each person never to even think about suicide as an choice, let alone indulging in it, no matter how hideous and hopeless life and scenario may also appear to them.
On her personal part, the Dean, college of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe college, Awka, Prof. Ugokwe Rita who dwelt at the mental issue of suicide stated that most of the people do no longer always dedicate suicide because they may be depressed or have psychiatric or mental problems.
in advance in her deal with of welcome, the Director, Anambra country Library Board, Nkechi Udeze described the day as an international day set apart via the United nations for prevention of suicide globally. She also found out that the library decided to join the commemoration of the day this year and has also included it into the catalogue of the annual international days they mark, to join their voice, as a library, and play their own component in the prevention of suicide.
Dr. Udeze described this year’s theme of the event — “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” — as well-chosen, and maintained that by working together, assisting and encouraging one another, and everyone playing his own part, suicide will be prevented and the rate, drastically reduced, globally. “Nothing is worth dying for in this life,” she added.
Director-General, Digital Entrepreneurship Office, Mr. Ifeanyi Aniagoh, who noted that he has no sympathy for anyone who commits suicide, further attributed the increasing rate of suicide in the society today to a change in the value system
Contributing, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Secondary Education, Dr. Paul Ifeanyi, opined that sociological, political and ideological orientations are ingredients for contemplating suicide, even as he urged people to be contented with what they have, among other things.put their trust and hope in God, and work harder, rather than unnecessarily comparing themselves with others or even tying their lives and comfort to worldly things, which, he said, can all lead to depression, and consequently, to suicide.
The event featured questions and answers, poetry rendition, and drama presentation on suicide, by members of the Society of Young Nigerians Writers, Anambra State Chapter.