A Nigerian man with the handle @ayofilmworks on Twitter has dropped a suicidal post on the platform.
In his tweet, the man said he has been depressed for 16 years and couldn’t tell his family members because of the way they criticize people with mental health issues.
“Hi, by the time a majority of y’all read this, i’ll be dead. i took my life at a gun range. it was swift and virtually painless; aimed right for my medulla. I’m sorry to those who have loved me while i lived, and i wish i had reciprocated your efforts equally.
no it wasn’t anything spiritual/magical/mystical, and pls don’t try to make it out to be. that annoying speculation is literally part of what kept me from seeking help from my own family. everything always boiled down to prayer and spirits. no real help.
i’ve been depressed since 16 yrs old and it just never let go. seeing the way they reacted to the mental health issues of others (mocking/dismissing depression as a joke or passing feeling) really discouraged me from EVER speaking to them regarding what i was going through. ”
A scheduled tweet from him posted five hours ago reads;
“Please don’t make any funky photoshop wing edits of me. I’ll personally come back to life and slap you. (these are scheduled tweets btw, i’m not tweeting from the afterlife… be a lot cooler if i was tho)”
Some of his followers believed that he has died and they took to his comment section to mourn him.
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