It is sad enough that a good number of lives are lost daily to violence and other nefarious acts, much more disheartening is when Hale and hearty people with potentials, decide to take their own lives for the most shocking reasons!

Recently, there has been a subtle increase in the rate at which people take their own lives. Being able to have survived a lot of difficulties and challenges that an average Nigerian faces growing up, it is painful and selfish to contemplate suicide over things that are apparently not worth your life.

This was the case of Olivia James, An HND student of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State, allegedly ended her life after her boyfriend ended their relationship.
The deceased student identified as alleged to have consumed a poisonous substance after a misunderstanding with her boyfriend identified as Henry who is now said to be at large. According to reports, during the course of the misunderstanding, Henry stopped taking Olivia’s calls, rather an unknown female is said to be the one answering the calls.

Unable to live with the realization that the man she has been spending all her savings on was likely cheating and acting uninterested in their relationship, Olivia took the drastic move of ending her life.

She is said to have left a Whatsapp message for one of her friends about taking her life. She was found unconscious in her apartment and by the time she was rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead.

Suicide does not correct any wrong, it only leaves you more miserable and cause pain to your loved ones.

What do you think can be done to dissuade anyone with such intention?

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