This is a story that can be an eye opener to helping us understand that beyond the general causes of suicidal or depressing thoughts, something biological and physical could be the cause of the problem.

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day. In Naija, we are quick to joke about depression and suicide saying things like, you are not depressed, you are just broke, and alert will cure your depression and all those things we say.

However, if we look closely, Suicide is really a growing problem that we are seeing happening in our society every day. It is no longer a white man’s problem.

While for some, they really have underlying serious issues leading them to be suicidal, such as extreme hardship, difficulties, an inability to handle negative events, or other major life trauma they had experienced at some point, there could be many also who have passed away on account of what really ailed them never being discovered as you will learn from this short story.

I saw this shared on social media sometime back, over 2 years now, and the story amazed me. So since it’s World Suicide Prevention Day, it is a good time to share with others.

So this teenage boy, let’s call him Ranjeet was living away from India with his mother. He suddenly started exhibiting weird behavior in school and at home, he was hardly smiling anymore, he would draw images of him killing himself or killing others, his bevaiour became so troubling that his mother was terribly worried, she called his uncle who was a doctor living in a different country, the uncle suggested hospital visits. The usual anti-depressants were administered, yet no improvements. He wasn’t even smiling anymore.

The uncle kept getting a nagging intuition to ask his nephew have his brain scanned, and he decided to suggest so, he asked Ranjeet’s mother to get a brain scan for him.


Ranjeet had a tumor growing in the part of his brain where emotions that were positive, that had to do with joy , laughter etc was. The tumor had almost covered that entire part of his brain. So that was the problem . He wasn’t just evil, something was causing his depression and suicidal thoughts.

His uncle searched for a doctor who would be willing to perform a surgery on his nephew, many turned it down saying it was complex, but when the case came before a well-known neurosurgeon, he was ready to do the surgery.

Long story short, Ranjeets uncle was present for the surgery, it was a success and when Ranjeet opened his eyes for the first time after the surgery and saw his mother and uncle, he smiled! Something they hadn’t seen him do in a while.

Tumor gone, depression and suicidal thoughts gone.

In summary, in a country like Nigeria, we might have resorted to fasting and prayer. Resorted to believing he is possessed by an evil spirit or that he is just a bad child.

This story in particular is quite amazing at it reveals something beyond the ordinary.

Well, we keep learning every day.

Please watch the new video from The Moral Code on this suicide matter titled BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR LIFE! LISTEN! A video that proffers solutions we can all employ in helping ourselves and others reduce the suicide menace.

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I want to use this medium to quickly remind us, that as the elections draw near, as it’s been a trend with us, there will be those will lose their lives during the elections, the outright trouble makers and the victims, there will also be those who will make unnecessary enemies out of their friends because of politicians.

So please I want us to remember the story of that man on Facebook, whose car caught fire around games village in Abuja, and strangers ran from left and right to help him salvage his car, people he never met, people he may never meet again.

Lets remember, those bits of human stories in crisis thorn states in Nigeria, where people saved others from being killed, the man who hid people in his mosque to save them from being killed and the youth of Dadinkowa in Jos around year 2007, Christians and Muslims, who united during one of the state’s crisis and said there was not going to be any rancor, they didn’t fight amongst themselves, neither did they allow strangers bring in the fight. They stood firm.

Let us remember that for the common masses, in the markets, on the streets, in the residential areas. Aminu is Ogbonna’s shop neighbor, mama Titi will look after mama Aisha’s kids in her absence.

When it comes to the basic everyday living of the Nigerian, we are just regular humans, exhibiting our humanity, trying to survive.

So we must remember, that until we get our democracy right, these politicians don’t love us, they love what they stand to gain. We will only see them during elections, they will fry and eat akara with us, drink pure water with us in the streets, but afterwards, they will chase us on the road with sirens and convoys, they will delay our journey on the road because they are too important.

Let’s remember as elections draw near to be our brother’s keeper, whether they be Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Christian or Muslims.

For those who live in crisis prone areas, abeg shift from there as elections draw near, don’t gamble with your life. Just Vote peacefully, don’t fight and don’t peddle fake news

Sadly, no matter how much we preach, the mad ones that want to make trouble are waiting. So we must be wise.


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