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Suicide is no place for on-the-job training.

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So here is what you shouldn’t do, Don’t tell them to cheer up,

don’t tell them to snap out of it, don’t tell them it’s not as bad as they think it is. 

Anything like that can just reinforces their feelings of isolation in the world.

If they could cheer up by wanting to, don’t you think they’d have done that by now.

So Having a friend who you believe to be considering suicide is not to be taken lightly.

Being suicidal is a temporary state that appears as an answer to severe depression,

and the act of taking one’s own life is preventable when the correct measures are taken.

So here are things you must do. 

1.Observe Their Suicidal Thoughts. 

Observe if they are:

  • Frequent dwelling on a thought obsessively. 
  • Believing that there is no hope, and no way to end the pain other than taking their life.
  • Viewing life as meaningless, or out of control.
  • Feeling as though one’s brain is in a fog that makes concentration difficult. 
  • Feeling empty(void). 
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2.Recognize Their Suicidal Emotions Real Quick. 

Talk to them, don’t let them wallow. Most emotional changes accompany suicidal thought,

here are the warning signs. 

  • Feelings of alone even in the presence a million people. 
  • Feelings of worthlessness, shame, guilt, self-hatred, and the sense that no one cares.
  • Extreme mood swings. 
  • Becoming sad, withdrawn, tired, apathetic, anxious, irritable, or prone to angry outbursts.
  • NOTE: never leave them of your sight. 

3.Observe How They Talk. 

Someone who is thinking of committing suicide often say things like:

  • “Life isn’t worth living.”
  • “You (or another friend or family member) would be better off without me.”
  • “Don’t worry, I won’t be around to deal with that.”
  • “You’ll be sorry when I’m gone.”
  • “I won’t be in your way much longer.”
  • “I just can’t deal with everything — what’s the point?”
  • “I won’t be a burden much longer.”
  • “There’s nothing I can do to change anything.”
  • “I’d be better off dead.”
  • “I feel like there is no way out.”
  • “I never should have been born”
  • I’M TIRED OF THIS LIFE. 

4.Recognize The Signs of Suicide Plannings. 

Let the person know that what they are feeling is something valid,

real and important so having a plan already in place can mean that a successful attempt could happen soon.

Watch for all of the following actions:

  • Tying up loose ends (i.e. saying goodbye to loved ones, giving away valuable belongings, arranging finances)
  • Making reckless or passive decisions about important things
  • Gathering the means to commit suicide, like pill bottles, medications, and all other harmful equipments. 
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5.Speak Straight Forward And Openly. 

Make sure they understand that you are taking their problem seriously.

That you are their supportive friend who wants to help.

Be as specific as possible to avoid sounding accusatory.

For example, instead of saying something like

“You always talk about how impossible everything is”,

try detailed observations like

“I have noticed in the past few months that things you used to enjoy,

like spending time with your kids, does not seem to improve your mood much.”

  • Openly embrace the topic as another way to show how much you care.
  • If you are direct about your concern, you will give off a sense of a justified sense of urgency.
  • It is a common myth that bringing up suicide will put the idea into a person’s mind. In fact, speaking openly about suicide can help your friend realize that there are other options available.
  • Stay on topic as best you can. Your friend might try to dismiss your concern by looking at you with confusion or making you feel silly for bringing it up. But, don’t be afraid to be persistent in your concern–especially in light of recognizing warning signs.
  • Don’t be a silly, understand that you can’t fully understand.

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6.Be attentive. 

If your friend is at high, immediate risk for suicide,

do not leave them alone until professional help arrives.

Make sure that you or someone else stays with them at all times.

7.Suggest therapy. 

Having regular sessions with a therapist about suicidal thoughts, feelings,

and what triggers them can help prevent suicide attempts in depressed individuals.

And, for those who have already attempted suicide,

talk therapy can reduce risks of subsequent attempts by up to 50%.

8.Make sure you’re coping, too. 

Playing a helping role in such a serious matter can be exhausting, stressful,

and also frustrating.

Make an effort to ensure that your own physical and emotional needs are being met.

Talking about your feelings to people you trust will help you process the situation

and understand your experience so you don’t stress things further.

9.Inform others on a need-to-know basis. 

Enlist the help of other important people in your friend’s life as well.

If others are aware of the problem they will be able to be sensitive and stay on the lookout for warning signs.

Make sure you only inform others of your friend’s risk for suicide if you think they are capable of helping out.

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10 lastly, Call a suicide hotline.

A suicidal person needs immediate assistance from qualified mental health professionals.

call 911, 1-800-SUICIDE, or 1-800-273-TALK to avoid the need for

you or other untrained individuals to act as the sole counselors to your friend as needs be.

I hope this article has strongly improve your thoughts on how to deal with issues like this. 

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Lionel Messi told to QUIT Barcelona following humiliating Bayern defeat

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‘What is he thinking? Does he want to spend his time left in that shirt?’: Rio Ferdinand says Lionel Messi should LEAVE Barcelona as he is pictured heartbroken after humiliating Bayern Munich loss

  • Barcelona suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich on Friday night 
  • Rio Ferdinand believes Lionel Messi could leave with the club in disarray
  • The BT Sport pundit said the forward has a big two years ahead of him
  • Messi was pictured heartbroken in the tunnel area after the devastating defeat

Rio Ferdinand believes Lionel Messi could quit Barcelona after their Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich.

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Despite his best efforts, the Ballon d’Or winner was powerless to stop a relentless German side as the Catalans crashed out of the quarter-finals in embarrassing fashion in Lisbon.

Speaking on BT Sport after the game, Ferdinand questioned whether the Argentine will be tempted to leave the Nou Camp with the club in disarray and without a major trophy.

Rio Ferdinand believes Lionel Messi could quit Barcelona after their humiliating defeat
The BT Sport pundit questioned whether the Argentine has time to wait for the club to recover

‘What is Messi thinking going home tonight?’ the pundit asked.

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‘Does he want to spend his time left in that shirt given the performances and the way the squad is looking at the moment in comparison to other teams around Europe.

‘Has he got the time to sit there and wait?

The forward was powerless to stop a relentless Bayern Munich side thrash Barca 8-2 in Lisbon

Bundesliga champs Bayern advanced to the semi-final of the Champions League with the win

Bundesliga champs Bayern advanced to the semi-final of the Champions League with the win

‘Football is a game that comes and goes very quickly in your life so these next two years where he’s still going to have the power to influence games the way he does, is he going to want to be doing that but not competing for the big titles?’

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A photo of the forward looking disconsolate at half-time emerged after the game, casting further doubts on his future – which had already been up in the air amid rumours he is unhappy with Quique Setien in charge.

The Argentine looked at the floor as goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen stood by the door, also looking downcast before heading back out for the second half.

Messi has been linked with a move away from Barca after clashes with the club’s hierarchy and Serie A side Inter Milan has been suggested as a possible destination for the 33-year-old.

Former Inter president Massimo Moratti believes they have the resouces to take him to the San Siro if he wishes to leave the LaLiga club.

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The captain carried his team through much of the 2019-2020 season, providing 31 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, but his efforts were not enough to see the club finish the campaign with any silverware.

The former Manchester United defender also believes Quique Setien's days are numbered

The former Manchester United defender also believes Quique Setien’s days are numbered

Ferdinand went on to criticise the Catalans’ recruitment in the last few transfer windows and claimed manager Setien will soon be receiving his marching orders with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino the favourite to replace him.

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‘Their recruitment has been shoddy. They still rely on the players who were there before,’ he added.

‘It’s a massive job. There’ll be someone cleaning his (Setien’s) desk right now but I think it was a poison chalice before he got it. Who goes there now?’

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Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu bio: Who is this BBNaija 2020 contestant?

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Biography of Ozo BBNaija 2020 (Pictures of Ozo BBNaija Lockdown).

Complete Bio of Ozo BBNaija 2020 lockdown housemate, where we take a view of the Biography of Big Brother Naija housemates based on popular searches from our esteemed readers.

Ozo is one of the contestants who put in for the season 5 of the Big Brother Naija 2020 reality show. In this Article, I will be revealing the important details about Ozo BBN 2020 lockdown housemate.

This article is written about Ozo BBNaija housemate of the season 5 show in 2020, which contains the complete profile of the lockdown housemate,  Ozo’s real name, age, relationship status, and educational background.

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Ozo is an author, urban-clothing line owner and a consultant. He enjoys analysing sports, watching documentaries and TV shows with an interest in becoming a reality star, which was the motive for making it to the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show in season 5 of the 2020 lockdown edition.

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  • Ozo’s Full Name: Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu
  • Ozo’s Age: Ozo is 27 years old at 2020 ozo bbnaija biography
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  • Ozo’s Gender: Male
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Brief Biography of Ozo BBNaija 2020

Consultant and entrepreneur Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu (27), is from Imo State. One of his greatest achievements is working with a UEFA Federation in Europe. It is no surprise then that when he is not busy consulting or managing his urban clothing line, you’ll find him analysing sports and watching documentaries and TV shows.

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You can follow Ozo on Instagram and get all the latest updates as he moves on his daily celeb living.

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Ozo’s Facts Interviewed in BBNaija Lockdown

What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Learning to stay without loud music.

What are your words to live by? No boundaries with an ounce of hope.

What is your biggest achievement? Working for a UEFA Federation. It was a job I took great pride in and enjoyed doing.

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Laycon: Biography, Networth And All You Need To Know

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Olamilekan Agbeleshie popularly known as Laycon is BBNaija’s housemate for this year’s Lockdown Edition. Laycon before joining the house is a singer and a rapper who hails from Lagos.

The 26 year old was born in 1996 to Mr & Mrs Agbeleshe.

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Laycon started his music journey at an early age. Many have tagged Laycon as the new school of rap music in Nigeria. He is a graduate of the University Of Lagos with philosophy.

Laycon also describes himself as being versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.

According to Laycon he said during the lockdown, he developed the ability of singing and reading my bible.

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Achievement

His song ‘Fierce’ featuring rapper Reminisce and Chinko Ekun making it to MTV BASE Top ten charts for six months is one of his biggest achievements.

After his inclusion, Laycon has gotten numerous endorsements from most celebrities just for him being a rapper.

Laycon Social Media Handle

You can follow Laycon on his instagram account @itslaycon and on twitter @itsLaycoon

According to reports, Laycon is networth is estimated to be around $7,000

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“When the disqualified appears in the house before the winner” – Titans hail their queen as she addresses #BBNaija Lockdown housemates (Video)

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Fans of former Big Brother Naija housemate, Natacha Akide a.k.a Trident Queen have hailed her on social media after she addressed the present BBNaija housemates.

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Tacha Akide was disqualified from the show last year after she got into a fight with Mercy Eke, who later won the show.

Prior to her disqualification and even after her disqualification, some Nigerians dragged her name in the mud, saying no brand would want to associate with her.

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However things turned out differently for the influencer as she did not only secure deals, she also joined global telecom company, Oppo, as a brand partner.

Her fans were amazed today as she confidently addressed the current housemates. Since then, they have been disturbing the streets of social media, sharing the video on their IG stories and showering praises on their fave.

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8 Things You Don’t Know About BBNaija Dorothy Bachor (Biography)

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Big Brother Naija BBNaija Season 5 housemate, Dorathy Lynda Bachor also known as Dorothy has been able to gather a huge fan base hours after she entered into the BBN house.

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We at Gistvic Blog have been able to put together Eight solid things you don’t know about BBN Dorathy.

See 8 Things/Biography Of BBNaija Dorothy Bachor:

  1. Dorathy full name is Dorathy Bachor Lynda.

  2. Dorathy Bachor obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) in 2016.

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One housemate who has gotten the attention of many is Dorothy. Many identify her by her heavy melons and her skin color. Most men on social media are seriously crushing on her because she’s naturally and heavily endowed. Dorothy doesn’t lose any chance by flaunting her assets on screens for her viewers.

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However, Dorothy made a disclosure to the house who her favorite celebrity crush is. She revealed that she’s seriously crushing on Senator Dino Melaye, a former Kogi State lawmaker.

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See how some social media users reacted to Dorothy’s choice of crush.

  1. Dorathy was born in the year 1996.

  2. Dorathy Bachor is from Delta State But Lives In Lagos.

  3. Dorathy finished from Lagos State Model college, Igbokuta.

  4. Dorathy Bachor lost Her Father at Age 14.

  5. Dorathy Bachor Lost Her Dad On November 2nd, 2010 at 2:37pm.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion

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Mark Zuckerberg has joined the world’s most exclusive club of the ultra rich.

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The Facebook CEO on Thursday became a centibillionaire, someone who is worth at least $100 billion.

He crossed the milestone after shares in the social network surged. Only two other men, Amazon (AMZN)’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft (MSFT)’s Bill Gates, have bigger personal fortunes.

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Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004, and his biggest asset is still his 13% stake in the company, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, which tracks the world’s wealthiest people.

The 36-year-old is also Facebook’s chairman and controlling shareholder.

Zuckerberg’s wealth got its latest bump as Facebook’s stock climbed 6.5% Thursday, a day after the company launched its TikTok clone, Reels, on Instagram.

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BBNaija 2020: Nengi BBNaija Housemate Profile & Biography | BBN Pictures, Age, State, Occupation

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Rebecca “Nengi” Hampson is a 22 years old entrepreneur from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. She is a former model and MBGN Top 5 contestant who loves learning new things, having fun, travelling, taking on new adventures, and being true to herself.

Nengi, as she prefers to be called, studied communications at the University of Port Harcourt and is a proud Capricorn. She proclaims: “If you want the job done right, give it to a Capricorn. I give 110% of my energy and enthusiasm into everything I do.”

Full Name Rebecca Nengi Hampson
Age 22 Years (2020)
Sex Female
Nationality Nigerian
Place of Birth Bayelsa
Marital status Single
Occupation Model and Entrepreneur

Facts about Nengi

  • What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown?

The ability to talk to myself and enjoy the conversation.

  • What are your words to live by?

Live and let live.

  • What is your biggest achievement?

Getting my BSc. So many times, I could have dropped out, but I persevered.

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