CAMPUS PRESS: A final year student of the University of Benin, Mr. Oluwasayomi Ahmadu says sharing one's feelings as opposed to suicidal thoughts is the best solution to human problems.

Those undergoing depression must share their problems with "a family member, friend, therapist, member of the clergy, teacher, family doctor, coach, or an experienced counselor," rather than contemplate suicide, Ahmadu told campus correspondents.

The award winning student whose inspiring story on how he wrote O'Level examinations 17 times recently went viral on the internet advised those passing through depression to not to let fear, shame, or embarrassment prevent them from seeking help.

"If the first person you reach out to doesn’t seem to understand, try someone else.

"Just talking about how you got to this point in your life can release a lot of the pressure that’s building up and help you find a way to cope,” he said.

Mr. Ahmadu's Non-Governmental Organization, Mr Voiceover  Mentorship Initiative is organizing Community Mental Health Awareness And Sensitization Programmes in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria to encourage depressed youths, he said.

He however called on government, well-meaning Nigerians and organizations to support him in fighting the rate of  suicide in Nigeria.