An unidentified man committed suicide today, 2nd of May, after he deliberately jumped down from the sixth floor of the hospital. UCH Ibadan Mr Deji Bobade, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, confirmed the incident in Ibadan.
According to NAN, He said the man purposely went to the floor where the museum was under lock and jumped down in an attempt to commit suicide.
“As we all know, the JOHESU strike is on and no health worker was allowed to be at work. “At around 9 am, people around the ground floor of the building said they just heard the thud sound of a heavy object. “On getting to the place, the body of a man, probably in his late 50s or early 60s, was found on the ground. “
Doctors around certified him dead. “We contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who ordered his men to deposit the body in our mortuary”
Efforts to get the police to shed more light on the incident proved abortive as Ajisebutu failed to pick his calls. He also did not respond to a text sent to his phone.
What could have led to this is still unknown, however, below are some reasons why some persons commit suicide according to medbroadcast…
- major psychiatric illness – in particular, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia)
- substance abuse (primarily alcohol abuse)
- family history of suicide
- long term difficulties with relationships with friends and family
- losing hope or the will to live
- significant losses in a person’s life, such as the death of a loved one, loss of an important relationship, loss of employment or self-esteem
- unbearable emotional or physical pain
Warning signs and risk factors
A person who is at risk of committing suicide usually shows signs – whether consciously or unconsciously – that something is wrong. Keep an eye out for:
- signs of clinical depression
- withdrawal from friends and family
- sadness and hopelessness
- lack of interest in previous activities, or in what is going on around them
- physical changes, such as lack of energy, different sleep patterns, change in weight or appetite
- loss of self-esteem, negative comments about self-worth
- bringing up death or suicide in discussions or in writing
- previous suicide attempts
- getting personal affairs in order, such as giving away possessions, or having a pressing interest in personal wills or life insurance