Nigerian comedian owen gee has hinted that live is not that smooth with comedians because they tend to make people laugh and forget their worries.
Owen was suffering from depression when all was not going as he had planned, and he even attempted to take his live due to depression and frustration, but he was always held back from committing this atrocity.
According to him, there are no drugs that can help anyone eliminate depression as he tried it many times and all to no avail.
He told Punch;
I have had suicidal tendencies,” he said. “Last year, I tried several things, but they did not work out. It was not because the ideas were bad, but the people I was working with just didn’t let them work out. Then anxity and depression set in.
“It was then I realised that no drug could calm depression. There was hardly anyone I didn’t take. There was a time I was sleeping on drugs. There was a particular yellow tablet that, if I took it on Tuesday, on Wednesday I would only be prompted to barely wake up, eat and go back to sleep even before I finished eating. I would not wake up until Thursday.”
owen Gee, joined other stakeholders to share their depression experiences in a new initiative, Live and Not Die,it is unveiled to prevent suicide.
Suicide is so rampant that the World Health Organisation affirmed that it is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. WHO noted that about a million people commits suicide annually. And thus,it is very important to take a conscious and sustained effort to tackle the menace.