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Nigeria's law makes it a crime to attempt suicide – there are better ways to prevent tragedy

By Adegboyega Ogunwale, Lecturer, Neuropsychiatric hospital, Aro, Abeokuta
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Suicide – self-inflicted injury with a fatal outcome – has been part of human history since ancient times. According to the World Health Organization, about 700,000 suicides occur across the globe every year. For every completed suicide, there are at least 20 unsuccessful attempts.

About 79%…

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