Nigeria’s Suicide Situation

In time past, much attention was placed on physical well-being at the detriment of other components of health, especially mental health.
Evidence of the association between mental illness and chronic medical conditions, as well as the impact mental health has on public health is leading to changes. The prevalence and increasing incidences of non-communicable diseases in low-and- middle income countries such as Nigeria, confers a state of double disease burden with existing prevalent infectious diseases.
In Africa, Nigeria has the 13th highest suicide mortality rate of 9.5 per 100,000 above the Regional (African) average of 7.4.


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