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Nigerians Don't Commit Suicide?

i read somewhere that nigerians hardly commit suicide as our fellows in the far east and asia ,is it our culture or sometthing to do with nigerian spirit .help me out

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Generally, suicide is not a black thing. It's not only Nigerians but black africans, African Americans, carribeans for some reason do not like suicide. If the virginia tech massacre point man was black, I bet you he'll still be here today facing multiple murder charges than take an easy way out. I remember a Nigerian law student that did the same(he shot 3 only) here in the US some 5 years ago in one of the east coast states, he stayed alive and never popped his brain. For where? Thats why oyibo no fit understand black man mentality well.

So, suicide is more of a Caucasian and Asian culture.

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To me, it the dont really matter what ethnic group, nationality, or country you're from.

We all got some sort of emotional problem and we all do get depressed to a certain degree or extent.

It all depends on how well the individual handles stress or certain situations that may stress a person out.

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@ poster, Nigerians commit suicide but not at the rate westerners do.

Nigerians love life just like westerners that love life too thus their many technological and scientific inventions to prolong their lives, make it easier and more enjoyable. No offense meant to anyone but saying that Nigerians are very religious people is indeed funny and questionable. More like a country with lots of hypocrisy.

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Definitely not as much as the oyinbos they can not endure like us and they can take their own lives for something a Nigerian will endure for life. You cant compare it the percentage.

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It is happening but may not have happened in your neighbourhood.[/color][color=#990000][/color][color=#990000]

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Nigeriand rarely commit suicide because we are naturally enjoyment loving people and extremely resilient.

Talking about stats, since we don't have any official ones lets try personal info.

I personally do not know a single nigerian who has commited suicide but i at least know a handful of english people who have.

Seun has mentioned 1 nigerian student who took his own life. how many others? how many are possible being covered up? how many people die in their sleep?

I am of the opinion that nigerians rarely commit suicide. its just not our style.

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I agree with you KoBojunkie, regardless of ethnic background, do you know how much higher the suicide rates would be if the "families" didn't cover them up ? One of my majors was history so I do a lot of friggin research (I hate it), the results are payment enough.

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says who?we do jo,but just some frustrated ones and those wanted to run away from the hands of the law,but sa naija people like lenjoyment 2 much.

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I agree with you there about the cultural stigma attached to such and  I still believe regardless people do it and families hide it still to save face.

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As a typical Nigerian,how many times have you ever thought of suicide as an option to end frustration?Or, is anybody going to deny never to have been frustrated at some point in life? what you answer yourself gives you an answer to this question.My own opinion- Nigerians rarely commit suicide, Period!

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I think for many Nigerians and African suicide is not considered an option. In the west it is considered an option by some. Did you know that there are web sites and blogs to help people commit suicide? How to do it in the least painful way or the quickest way. There are actually people who are thinking about it, being advised by others on the best way to go through with it!!!!!!!

That is not to say that Nigerians don't commit suicide, I know of one man who killed himself in his family home. The reaction to it was one of disapproval and I think that is cultural. In another culture maybe, it would have evoked pity rather than disappointment at the propect of someone taking their own life. Suicide is less socially acceptable in Nigeria IMO, that doesn't mean people don't to it.

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i think we have fewer suicides than many other countries. for one thing, we are mostly religious people and tend to think of it as a sin that would land us in hell. while some white ppl would even go and collect credit cards and spend more than they can pay and kill themselves. i think another thing is that we have stronger family ties,

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@the topic Nigerans don't really commit suicide because of our culture, our belives, Nigerians are religious, we belive in God, Judgment and life after death. We belive in a better tomorrow and we love life.

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Here is the thing about Nigeria and most of Africa, the real news is not told and when it comes to putting together stats, we somehow put out what we want people to believe as against what is actually real down there. Yes, Nigerians do commit suicide both those at home and abroad and it is almost same if you compare factual data with a lot of other countries. I mean I see that statement as I would the one that claims Nigerians are the happiest people on earth, no offense but let us be real. LOL

I do not have anything against the country before some goon in here decides to switch to attack mode and claim I Am a HATER or something . But in all my years in Nigeria, I KNOw for sure that the people are not necessarily happier than the people I have met here in the west. I have asked so many times how those people who put that stat together came up with those numbers. I mean if you compare wrinkles alone, people age faster in Nigeria and it is not about there not being enough vaseline or something.

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You must not have heard about the student that blew his own brains

recently with a gun because he had earned another extra year in school.

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Again, a guy committing suicide just because of an extra year is questionable.There's more to it that meets the eye.

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