On the 22nd of October 2020, Scholar Peace Patricia Osikha, a graduate of Banking and Finance from Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria, met with 15 persons at NCCF Family House (Gidan Kofa), Gusau, Zamfara State to educate them on the topic DEPRESSION: SUICIDE NOT AN OPTION, in partial fulfilment of the requirements to graduate from ISERH Undergraduate Studies Class 5.

She commenced by introducing them to ISERH and explaining what ISERH is all about. Afterwards, she gave a clear definition of what depression is. She talked about the signs to look out for in identifying a depressed person. She also identified factors that can trigger depression such as: trauma experience, job loss, financial issues, intra-personal problems like low self-esteem etc. Stating these factors, she made the attendees realise that everyone is at the risk of being depressed. She shared steps to take in getting out of depression, such as: psychotherapy, counselling, pharmacotherapy, etc. She advised against self medication and ask them to seek medical support whenever the condition demands.

Having successfully implemented this project, she has hereby fulfilled a part of the requirements expected of her to graduate and get inducted as an ISERH Associate Ambassador, and if all things being equal, she shall have unrestricted access to the resources available on the Ambassadors Portal - starting from Sunday 29th of November, 2020, immediately after their convocation and induction ceremony on the class platform.

ISERH Undergraduate Studies is a FREE online course where African undergraduates and fresh graduates are trained (via whatsapp class) by professionals, for a period of 5 months (minimum) on leadership, socio-economic, relationship and entrepreneurial skills. The students of the course are referred to as SCHOLARS, and upon the fulfilment of 75% attendance rate, 50% facebook engagement rate, filling of online graduation form, and implementation and reporting of capstone project, they get convocated and inducted as ISERH Associate Ambassadors. This gives them unrestricted access to ISERH Ambassadors Portal ( where they can freely have one-on-one chats with a group or individual Ambassadors and their facilitators, have access to internship, fellowship, jobs adverts; audio/video lectures; books; and lots more.

From all of us at the Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health (ISERH), we say 'Congratulations to him' and as well give credit to Dr. Agberotimi Femi for facilitating the training of our scholars on ‘Depression: Suicide Not An Option’ .

Luqman Alawode,
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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