Helpline for suicidal persons: Call now!

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Thirty people have so far called the helplines 050 991 4046 and 020 681 4666 four days after it was set up by the Mental Health Authority for persons in need of psychological help or contemplating suicide.

According to the head of communications of the Authority, Kweku Brobbey, all those who called for help have been counselled.

The recent spate of suicides among Ghanaian youth is similar to the Ebola crisis that hit some West African states a few years ago, Dr Yaw Mfodwo, a consultant psychiatrist and Chief Executive Officer of the Brain Clinic, has said.

According to him, the situation is epidemic following reported cases on a daily basis and should be blamed on the poor mental health service structures in the country.

Two more alleged suicide cases were recorded Monday in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region and Affram Plains in the Eastern region.

Adom FM’s Kwame Yankah reported that a driver, Bright Wovi, who is said to be in his mid-30s was found hanging on a tree close to a park at Jericho, a community in Ashaiman.

The second suicide case was reported in the Akye Amanfrom in the Affram Plains South district of the Eastern region involving a young woman, Leticia Amaki, 26, who was found hanging on a water reservoir near the Presbyterian Clinic.
Before these cases, one incident was reported last Saturday at Achimota in which Belinda Gabla, 14, a primary five student reportedly took her own life.
It brings the number of alleged suicides deaths to six in the last month. This forced the Mental Health Authority to launch a helpline to help depressed persons and others in need of psychological counsel.

Mr Brobbey explained to Joy News that although resources are constrained, his office ensures every call from prospective patients was treated with utmost urgency and given help.

“Some of them call in and they tell you they need help and the line drops so we make the efforts to get back to know those who genuinely need help and we help them.

“When we call them back we get to know those who need advice and we advise them to go to the right place we know they would get the desired help,” he added.
Responding to issue of filling the vacuum between the time someone calls the helpline and the time he/she receives help, Mr Brobbey said, “it is about what the person needs at the time of the call.”

He noted that they cannot solve all the problems from the people who call explaining that “irrespective of us talking to them, some people may still go ahead, but we believe that whatever intervention we are giving, may be successful in getting some to change their minds.”

The helplines are 050 991 4046 and 020 681 4666.

Source-myjoyonline.com/Newsghana.com.gh

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  3. Who can relate? I don’t want to die, but I don’t want to live. I have so much to be grateful for yet nothing to live for. Say friends and family, a bright future or whatever crap people spur. I’ve been suicidal since 2017, and the only sensible thing stopping me is saying “why the rush?” Cos you’ll die eventually so why not try and actually live what’s left of your life, like actually live. Take risks, do that thing, make a bucket list if you want. Cross all that off and if you still feel like it, by all means. 3 months ago I woke up everyday making an attempt, tbh I’m glad I didn’t succeed

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  14. Go to legal aid. Every region has one and they can help you. You can ask around at the court for legal aid or the lawyer’s who do pro bono. But before you can accuse the judge you must have evidence of his close friendship with your wife. Also report to CJ.

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    • I feel like committing suicide ….I blame everything on myself but …this point I don’t even know where to start or go

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  42. Seriously sometimes I also think death is the only way I know am young and I have alot to live for but it’s getting really hard since I completed shs recently I know people’s reason might be better than mine I know i just feel like sometimes that life ain’t worth it been filled with so much rage n depression that I sometimes cut my self from everyone but it’s still doesn’t work everything I do turns out wrong my mom blames me for everything sometimes her words hit me more than anything all I want to be is successful for her but we’re will I start from I know 19 is a young age n you can do more with you life n I shouldn’t be stressing over success n money but I just want to give the best life to my mom tried every form of making a little cash but it’s either I get ripped or it doesn’t work out I just want to be successful n give my family the best but it seems I can’t even do that with how things are going

  43. I just don’t want to disappoint anyone further I just don’t want to be useless in life I don’t want to fail am so afraid of failier maybe my mom will feel better if am not alive maybe she will be more free from all the pain I cost her I just don’t want to be a failier it feels like it’s better just to end it all

  44. I just don’t want to disappoint anyone further I just don’t want to be useless in life I don’t want to fail am so afraid of failier maybe my mom will feel better if am not alive maybe she will be more free from all the pain I cost her I just don’t want to be a failier it feels like it’s better just to end it all

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  47. Am Gloria my husband has left with two kids so life hasn’t been easy for I and them so I went a loan to start up a business I was Robb one when coming from de market so now I can’t pay the loan so the bank want to arrest me I can’t stand all that shame and disgrace so I want it by killing my self

  48. Look,those writing comments about wanting to die,no one actually cares not even this website,you being depressed in Ghana means you are death already,am also suffering from depression and I even called the Ghana helpline but no avail,am planning on how to leave this painful and fake world,and mind you there’s no mental health unit in Ghana here, this country is not the right place to be suffering from depression cos you gonna suffer until you can’t cope no more and take your own life,I always say”it’s better to commit suicide and go to hell than be on earth and be living in pain”

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  50. Im very much depressed and want to end my life. Everyone around me is progressing in life whiles im stucked and retrogressing. I failed my maths in 2018 wassce , took it again but I failed. Failing maths means I can’t further my education to be who I want to be. I’ve been to 6 different auditions and no call backs.And it’s so sad that all the ones I was better than at school are in the University .
    Everyone one looks good ,,but for me I look very bad like an old woman . What I don’t understand is right after ShS things became so bad that we had to relocate from Accra to the village. Even my younger cousins here at the village are going to the university whiles im still home. This isn’t the only reason y I want to commit suicide. Growing up as the only female amongst 5 boys I always felt I wasn’t enough , I endured physical, emotional and verbal abuse from both parents, I always felt I wasn’t enough for them. It came a time where my dad even told me he didn’t want me amongst his children. My dad prefers stepping money on his relatives than me. I feel when I leave the world they will be happy n wouldn’t have to cope with me. The only thing stoping me is 1. Fear_ even though I want to die im still afraid n also I don’t want to go to hell.😩
    2. The thought of a better tomorrow is also stoping me ._ they say no one knows tomorrow, maybe my life is hard today but they will be my testimonies for tomorrow….. But I really want to die , I feel hopeless, lost ,and I feel like a loser. I haven’t eaten properly for a week now and I cry everyday 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 ohw Lord please remember me please

    • You need to understand that even if the situation is worse today, it will eventually get better tomorrow. You should not be nagging over those things, for things are meant to change and get better each day. Probably, the reason behind your failure is the minor mistakes that you have committed, or maybe, that was not your day.

      You should keep faith in yourself and hope for the next day to turn better for you. It could be the worst situation for you today, but it will gradually get better, and with the changing time, you will have new hopes and wishes to turn in your favor. Therefore, the best thing that you can ever do is not to give up. Remember that giving up is a sign of failure, and with the changing time, if you can keep your faith and hope on yourself, you are sure to succeed.

      A lot of people cannot withstand the harsh situations, and they tend to give up. Do not be one among them. Strong people will wait for the next day and won’t miss even a single opportunity to give their best shot. Be the one likewise!nothing-is-permanent-dont-stress-yourself-too-much-because-no-matter-how-bad-the-situation-is-it-will-change

    • Yaasan, good afternoon.
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      How are you doing today?
      Life’s hard, yes.
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      It will be well soon

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      Be Strong and Courageous

  51. I’ve been pilfering for too long I got saved by God but because my mum doesn’t believe in me, she always insults me and threatens to report it to the school authorities so that I’ll be kicked out of school and u know that the tongue is powerful so that evil spirit attacked me again and I kept on pilfering now she has told the authorities I think there’s no way out but to take away my life so I’m taking in methanol to end this misery

  52. I’ve been pilfering for too long I got saved by God but because my mum doesn’t believe in me, she always insults me and threatens to report it to the school authorities so that I’ll be kicked out of school and u know that the tongue is powerful so that evil spirit attacked me again and I kept on pilfering now she has told the authorities I think there’s no way out but to take away my life so I’m taking in methanol to end this misery

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    • Life is fuck up and vanity upon it.i am seeing nothing meaningful in life it just struggling and sleep with the same repeating . I fucking hate living and all this mental doubts . For fellow bro and sis suicide is not the answer. Let have hope and faith those are the expression that keep
      me going .remember time reveals.

  56. Can you teach me how to die I really want to die right now I am planning on going to take overdose drugs or maybe eat a poisonous food am empty 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  57. Life is fuck up and vanity upon it.i am seeing nothing meaningful in life it just struggling and sleep with the same repeating . I fucking hate living and all this mental doubts . For fellow bro and sis suicide is not the answer. Let have hope and faith those are the expression that keep
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