Professor Aishatu Yusha'u Armiya'u

Trace Reporters –As the burden of suicide rise in Nigeria, young women have been fingered in most suicide committed. Professor Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u said that women suffer depression more than men. It is also a fact that depression is related to suicide

Speaking in an interview yesterday, Professor Aishatu Yusha’u who cited recent studies in Nigeria said  80 percent of suicide reports were by men. However when age was used younger women committed suicide more than men. Suicide at home, school and bridges were more common in women.

She said “there are gender differences in suicide rates. Financial constraints and marital conflicts were risk factors for females in recent studies. The risk factors for men are different. So in addressing suicide rates there is a need for gendered approach and intervention. It is not one size fits all.
In my considered opinion, I would still say more studies particularly government funded comm

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