Suicide toll hits 8

Two people have committed suicide Monday morning.

One of the deceased, believed to be in his 30s, was found hanging on a tree near the MTN park at Ashaiman Jericho in Accra  while the other, a lady living around  the Ekye Presbyterian Health Center at Affram Plains in the Eastern region Liticia Amartey , was seen hanging on a reservoir near the hospital Monday morning.

The incident brings to seven the number of people who have committed suicide over the last two weeks. Last week, two young ladies took  their lives in the Eastern and Greater Accra regions. A man, also in his 30s, committed suicide at Achimota in Accra.

A 16-year-old Junior High School Student of Child of Hope Preparatory School at Akyem Osiem – Barbara Asante – was found hanging in the kitchen of her parents’ house at Akyem Tafo last Tuesday. The cause of death is, however, unknown.

Last Wednesday, a level 400 student of the University of Ghana jumped to her death.

She reportedly jumped from the balcony of the Akuafo Hall annex A room 407 after staying away from lectures several days.

Officials have served notice a suicide helpline will be instituted to help potential victims.