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CITY GIRL: Don't think suicide, brighter days are ahead - Nairobi News - 4 months ago, 22 Sep 08:02

By: Njoki Chege

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 was observed on September 10. There couldn’t be a more apt time to write about suicide because statistics from the World Health Organization indicate that the number of suicide cases has risen by 58 per cent since 2008.

This translates to 421 suicide cases in 2017. Out of these, 330 were men.

This week, Kenyans on social media were collectively shocked when popular columnist Rasna Warah tweeted “Suicide tips, anyone?” triggering a barrage of messages of encouragement and distress tweets hoping that she was OK.

Thankfully, Warah is OK and is getting the help and support she needs.

Today’s column is dedicated to the many people reading this — especially the young people — who are contemplating suicide.

Depression, suicide and mental health in general is an issue we like to skirt around but we must admit the truth to ourselves; now more than ever, more young people are experiencing ...
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