Tags : Suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day: Experts Urges Improved Portrayal, Reportage Of

Media portrayals and reportage of mental illness, especially suicide, need to improve in order to reduce shame, stigma and discrimination of affected persons and their families. This was the submission of Speakers at the one-day Online Training on Mental Health and Suicide reportage for Media Practitioners in commemoration of the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) […]

Domestic Worker Commits Suicide In Lebanon

A Filipina domestic worker has committed suicide in a shelter home run by her embassy in Lebanon. According to AFP the embassy, in a statement posted on its Facebook page, said the unnamed lady  “household service worker” arrived on Friday at the shelter and the next day “reportedly jumped from a room she was sharing” […]

BCOS TV Programme Saves Housewife From Committing Suicide

The potential of the media to make positive impact in society was again brought to the fore as a married woman who had determined to put an end to her own life took to Social Media to share how a live television programme  turned her back from a journey of no return. It was the […]

Ex-Mexican President’s Son Commits Suicide

Alvaro Echeverria Zuno who is a son of Mexico’s former president Luis Echeverria Alvarez, has killed himself. The local Prosecutor’s Office in a statement revealed that Alvaro Echeverria Zuno, 71, allegedly killed himself on Tuesday morning at his home in the state of Morelos, south of Mexico City, According to AFP, the former president Echeverria, […]

German Minister Commits Suicide Over Coronavirus Worries

The Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, Mr Thomas Schaefer, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the Coronavirus. The State Premier, Volker Bouffier, disclosed this on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Mr Schaefer, aged 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday, March […]

Man Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

A yet-to-be-identified man has  jumped into the Lagoon around the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State. The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident. Mr. Okunbor disclosed that the incident took place on Saturday morning when the man who  had boarded a car-hailing service, Uber, from Gbagada to a […]