The rates of suicide cases in the country in recent times have been alarming.
More people ranging from students through unemployed youths to lecturers are recorded to have committed suicide between 2018 and 2019.
TVC News Ola Awakan was part of a walk geared towards discouraging this act in the society.
Nigeria has about 60 million persons from the 200 million estimated population suffering from mental illness.
With this 30%, the country has more mental cases than the population of every West African country.
This has degenerated to more cases of suicide, and if not curtailed, the figure may double in the shortest period.
The Walk against suicide is organised by the Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria.
Mental disorders include depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, intellectual disabilities among others.
What should the society do to stem the tide of incessant suicide cases in the society?
According to the World Health Organisation, in 2017 more than 7 Million (7,079,815) Nigerians suffered from depression.
It is believed that if the issue of stigmatization is addressed, poverty alleviated and more people join in the awareness against suicide, the figure will reduce drastically.