World Mental Health Day: Salem urges FG to open suicide hotlines
She made this known at the roadshow campaign against suicide in commemoration of the World Mental Health Day held yesterday in Lagos.
“With the social media as an influencer, the children are being left to themselves. Parents just want to respect children’s privacy and all of that. They don’t know what their children indulge in.
“Look for the child who is emotionally intelligent and validate that. Celebrate the little success you see in children. Tell the children you are excellent and you are the best,” Ogunlowo said.
While giving reasons why people commit suicide, She identified anger, stress and the country’s situation as the challenges.
“It all these that translates to depression and depression that is not diagnosed and treated will result to suicide.
“Years past, suicide was not with us as a country. It was something foreign but now we are practising it,” She said.