A young man was prevented from taking his life after officials of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Command, stopped him from jumping into the Third Mainland Bridge.
The man, according to reports, was a chartered accountant who attempted to end his life after falling into depression. He was handed over to officers of the Adekunle Police Station in Yaba, who in turn contacted his family.
This is one of the many suicide attempts recorded in the country in recent times. With celebrities, including Chigurl, Nse Etim, Euchoria Anunobi, and Betty Irabor coming out to share their stories about depression and even suicide attempts, there has never been as much focus on mental health, depression and suicide as there is now.
Still, the suicide rate among the young and the old remains a source of major concern, as it continues to rise rather alarmingly.