The Rate Men Commit Suicide In Nigeria Over Family Pressure—CDC
The Advisor, Non-communicable Diseases, Injuries and Mental Health for Africa, CDC, Dr Naeem Dalal, has revealed that more men are committing suicide in Nigeria and other part of Africa due to family pressure.
Dalal spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lusaka, Zambia, on the sideline of a parallel session on Youth Mental Health in Africa, at the International Conference on Public Health in Africa on Tuesday.
The CPHIA, an annual event, is organised by the Africa Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention, with the 2023 edition being hosted by the Government of Zambia.
There is more active suicide amongst men.
“When we talk about suicide, we need to understand two things. There’s suicide which is passive and suicide, which is active.
“Active suicide is where you die by suicide.
“Passive suicide is where you have thoughts of dying by killing yourself or harming yourself, but you don’t go ahead with those thoughts. So, that’s passive suicide.