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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

I Relatively Comitted Suicide A Year Ago – Owen Gee


Celebrated comedian,
 Owen Gee, joins different partners to share their gloom encounters as a new initiative, Live and Not Die, is disclosed to forestall suicide. 

Lagos-based comic and TV character, Owen Gee, has opened up on his own understanding and fight with depression. The artiste uncovered that he relatively committed suicide in 2017 when he was faced by a few difficulties of life. 

As per Owen Gee: 

“I have had suicidal tendencies. Last year, I tried several things, but they did not work out. It was not because the ideas were bad, but the people I was working with just didn’t let them work out. Then anxiety and depression set in.

“It was then I realised that no drug could calm depression. There was hardly anyone I didn’t take. There was a time I was sleeping on drugs. There was a particular yellow tablet that, if I took it on Tuesday, on Wednesday I would only be prompted to barely wake up, eat and go back to sleep even before I finished eating. I would not wake up until Thursday.”

Owen Gee portrayed the experience on Sunday amid the uncovering of Live and not Die, an activity went for stemming the tide of suicide in the nation. With Kunle Pelemo as the convener, the program held in Lagos urged a few experts to share their encounters while specialists proffered answers for dejection. 

As indicated by Pelemo, suicide is rampant to the point that the World Health Organization insisted that it is one of the main sources of death around the world. WHO, he included, noticed that around a million people conferred suicide yearly. Pelemo subsequently trusts that it is essential to require a cognizant and maintained push to handle the hazard. 

He told the partners that assembled at the Empowerment Center, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, 

“The idea and passion for suicide prevention dawned on me after my intervention helped to prevent a friend and protégé from carrying out the destructive act. At LAND, we realise that there is always a gap between the period of suicide ideation and the act. If we care enough to render support to people prone to suicide, we will achieve a zero-suicide society.”

Other individuals who shared their encounters and offered motivational thoughts at the program incorporate Eniola Emmanuel, Victor Adigwe, Teniola Adeyemi, Alayande Stephen and Adelegan Rotimi. They all communicated the requirement for anyone passing by to view life as an arrangement of high points and low points, with every one of them concurring that difficulties, regardless of how extreme, are regularly a venturing stone to leaps forward. 

Owen Gee however additionally gave a clarification on how he could conquer the circumstance. He said that he should have simply reality and think of answers for his difficulties since he believed he needed to live to deal with his kids.

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