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DTA Foundation And Others Storms OAU To Campaign Against Suicide And Substance Abuse

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On the 10th of August 2018, DTA health support foundation in partnership with AIESEC IFE,
LAUTECH medical student association and One Voice Initiatives which was proudly sponsored by G-Afrik crypto and logistics Ltd stormed
Obafemi Awolowo University and Ife city on an awareness campaign against Suicide and Substance abuse.

Over the years, Suicide and suicidal attempts have continued poised as a major threat to our National health security and sadly a lot of lives has been lost due to this abstract virus called “depression” which is the major cause of suicide in our environment.

According to statistics, Nigeria is currently ranked 5th in the world in Suicide per 100,000 people, per year.

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However, Drug and Substance Abuse has also been on the verge. So many young adults, teens and even older adult ones are seriously abusing different drugs and substances like Codeine, Tramadol, Heroine and so many more.

In respect to all these health concerns, DTA health support foundation launched a project tagged Fight against Suicide and Substance abuse on the 28th of March 2018 to address the malignant abuse of all these drugs and substances.

The campaign was however brought down to Obafemi Awolowo University and Ile Ife city to increase sensitization and create so much awareness about the danger in drug abuse and also the virus called depression.

The group was able to tour the nooks and cranny of Ile Ife (OAU campus, Mayfair, and Lagere) up to the Palace of Ooni where they had a brief moment with His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja Il, the Ooni of Ife.

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Youths were admonished especially those who depressed in any way to try and reach out to someone or see a doctor because ending one’s life is never a solution to a predicament.

The foundation, however, provided a platform for people to be able to reach out to them in case any suicidal case through
dtafoundationng@gmail.com , or calling the hotline via 07038460978 and visiting their website via www.dta-foundation.com

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