Three men from Egypt turned to facebook to discuss their suicidal thoughts.Before taking action upon their struggle to stay and fight through their depression their posts went viral on social media. This caused the conversation about the opinions on suicide and mental health and how people should deal with it. The three men in their 20’s reasons were from depression and family disputes. The fist guy named, Sherif Qamar, was a 21-year-old medicine student at Ain Shams University.
In June he posted a video expressing his feelings of how he felt worthlessness on YouTube.he mentions his suicidal thoughts and depression and admits that he had previously tried to commit suicide multiple times. He says, “We’re not the center of the world. People forget about you when you leave.
” He reached out to his Twitter followers and asked their opinion on how he should commit suicide in a poll, several days before he committed suicide. 80% told him he should jump, 20% said to drink poison, 0% voted strangling. It concerned people causing them to ask questions like, “why one would turn to social media seeking an answer for mental health issues” or “why did his followers vote instead of trying to reach out to him or his family.” The second guy named, Hazem Abdel Monem, wrote a suicide note in a Facebook post. He says his goodbyes to his friends. Egypt Independent says is suicide was do to family problems. His body was found in the Nile bank in his hometown of Minya.
Minya is a city in Upper Egypt. The third suicide victim is named El Sayed El Sharkawy. He says his reason to commit suicide was not being able to face his personal problems.because of these taboos of suicide and mental health in a Middle Eastern country, his brother posted on his personal Facebook page that El Sharkawy did not commit suicide as some social media users are suggesting, asserting that he passed away due to natural causes. At today’s rate 800,000 people die due to suicide every year. that is 1 person per every 40 seconds according to the World Health Organization.
Many more attempt suicide but fail. Suicide has become the second most leading cause of death for people between the age 15-29. Low or middle income countries have been the cause of 78% of suicides in 2015. 1.4% of all deaths worldwide have been suicide. This makes it the 17th most leading cause of death worldwide.
Study show in the time one person commits suicide 20 others have attempted.