SUICIDE AWARENESS: Man To swim 11.8km Along Lagos Third Mainland (WATCH VIDEO) 🎊 The Scoper Media

A swimming coach, Akinrodoye Dare Samuel, has given himself a huge challenge to swim the entire 11.8km length of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge on March 30, 2024.

In a viral video, he disclosed it was to raise awareness and sensitise on mental health, suicide and depression.

Samuel, known as Coach Dreh, said: On the 30th of  March, 2024, I am going to be swimming the entire length of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge to raise awareness and sensitise the public on mental health, suicide and depression.

β€œIt is an 11.8km swim from Mainland Oworoshoki to Island Adeniji Adele. 

β€œMy years of experience in the aquatic premise is over a decade and swimming for me, I can do anything and become anything I want with it.”

Speaking on the motive behind the gruelling challenge, Samuel stated: β€œMental Health is a course I’m passionate about. 

β€œLife can be very tough and it is okay to seek help. 

β€œYour life can change positively in the blink of an eye. 

β€œStay alive to witness it.”

Based on recent research, suicide cases are on the increase and anyone could be a victim of suicide if the situation is not properly managed.

Some experts have revealed that suicide rate in the world today is at an alarming rate as a result of depression, anxiety and substance abuse, especially when unaddressed.

Suicidal feelings can affect anyone, of any age, gender or background, at any time. 

If you are feeling suicidal, it is likely that you have felt increasingly hopeless and worthless for some time.

Also, some medications such as antidepressants can cause some people to experience suicidal feelings. 

Some antipsychotic medications and mood stabilisers also cause some people to develop suicidal propensities.

It is pertinent to note that delay is dangerous and victims of depression, frustration and hopelessness should talk to a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or any other professional in mental health as soon as possible

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