CAUSES OF SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION
(1) WHEN THERE IS FAMINE IN THE LAND:-
When the society, land or country is moving forward, this can lead to a serious depression and then suicide. In a country where the government has failed to provide jobs and eliminate poverty but choose to keep the country stagnant by enriching themselves only can cause one to think of committing suicide.
There are so many graduates scattered on the streets of Nigeria who have tried to secure a job but was turned down and rejected. When there are no Jobs, it causes poverty and when there is poverty, there is hunger and when there is hunger, it can make some to begin to hear strange voices telling them to end their life by giving them reasons to believe that they are not needed here. Until this is handed well, the stoppage of suicide is not guaranteed.
(2) WRONG RELATIONSHIP/MARRIAGE:-
This is another tool and instrument Satan uses to cause depression in the hearts of people and make them kill themselves. Wrong relationship and wrong marriage can cause depression and lead to suicide when one of the spouse threatens to leave the relationship or maybe cases of cheating and being caught and avoiding being exposed.
If the relationship you are into now is giving you serious headache, please gently walk away from it. Any relationship that gives you trouble and threatens your peace of mind won’t last long and can harm you if you continue to push further. Just walk away from with without saying a word and make yourself happy. Apart from God, no one can love you better than yourself.
(3) LACK OF PATIENCE :-
Lack of patience can make someone depressed and then lead to suicide. You can have everything you want in your own time. It can’t and will never happen in your own time. It can only be possible in God’s time. If God had promised you something, please wait for it. God is not a man that he should lie. He can’t forget his promises towards you.
It will take a little time but trust me it will surely come to pass. As long as rapture tarries, please keep waiting on him. I know that it has started choking you but please hold on a bit. The answer is older than the problem.
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry”. (Habakkuk 2:3).
(4) NOT BEING ROOTED IN GOD’S WORD:-
When a Christian, a child of God, a believer is not rooted and planted in the word of God, it can create room for familiar spirits to afflict him/her with the spirit of depression and then suicide. When you are rooted in God’s word, the devil can’t overcome you. When you are rooted in the word of God, you will be able to dictate the strange voice of Satan when he is speaking.
When you have strong root in God’s word, there are scriptures that you can use to defeat depressions and overcome them. Satan always wants you to see reasons to hate yourself, he wants you to see the inability in you without seeing the God giving abilities in you. But when you know your stand in God’s word, you can take your stand and rebuke him.
(5) REFUSING TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF:-
So many youths are depressed today because they refuse to believe in themselves. Everyone has a God given ability in him/her. And until you activate it, it will remain dormant.
Since the government has failed the youths which are the leaders of tomorrow, you can choose to make a difference. You can be creative, you can be self employed. Yes you can do it only if you will believe in yourself. The strength is in you, the talent and gifts are all dwelling in you. Just tell yourself “I CAN MAKE IT”. Once you believe on yourself and work towards it, the spirit of depression and suicide won’t have access into you.
Ending your life by yourself is not the best. You can be the best thing happening in your generation…
(Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala)