While suicide record increases among Nigerian youths, a Nigerian veteran actress and producer, Eucharia Anunobi, has advised those going through depression not to consider suicide as an option.
The 53-year-old actress-turned pastor came into stardom for her role in the movie series, Glamour Girls (1994) and went on to star in over 90 movies including Abuja Connection (2004) and Letters to a Stranger (2007).
Anunobi gave the advice by posting a solemn video on her official Instagram page captioned: “I don’t know who you are and where you are now watching this video. PLEASE SUICIDE IS NOT AN OPTION.
“I stand on the finished work of Jesus Christ and command the spirit of depression to lose its hold over you now,” she prayed.
In 2017, Anunobi lost her only son, 15-year-old Raymond, to complications from sickle cell anemia.
The video had her recounting the loss of her son whom she described as her best friend on numerous occasions.
“I want to let you know that I also feel what you’re feeling; I want you to use me as a point of contact.
“I lost my only son and everyone practically deserted me. I haven’t given up; I want to tell you not to give up.
“All will be well, suicide is not an option it’s a sin against God,” the evangelist said.
In the past ten days, the nation has recorded suicide and attempted suicide cases calling for alarm among parents and guardians.
An Abuja youth pastor and gospel artiste earlier in the week hung himself with his belt in his Lokogoma, Abuja residence.
According to reports, the act was precipitated by issues relating to his relationships and cancelled wedding plans.