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ThaSlick Pastor Fears Suicide Will Be Normalised

ThaSlick Pastor Fears Suicide Will Be Normalised

Comedian and inspirational speaker, Nigel Maritinyu popularly known as ThaSlick Pastor, has expressed worry over the spike in suicide cases in recent months.

Posting on his Facebook page, Nijo, as he is also known, said his biggest fear is that his generation may perceive suicide as something normal.

This comes after Ximex Mall dealer, Tafadzwa Murengwa (29), alias Boss Pangolin and Killer T’s Bouncer, Takudzwa Mutaguta (22), committed suicide a few days apart.

ThaSlick Pastor said people must show support to one another during dark times and walk them through the crises to help them overcome suicidal thoughts. He said:

My fear is that our generation will soon normalize suicide. That is my biggest concern.

You see, life can get hard, like really hard sometimes. And in those moments your brain will weigh the various options of response to the circumstances. These options are based on what you learnt, experienced and observed.

For instance, if you were raised by parents that everything is solved by praying and you saw them praying you are likely going to resort to prayer when trouble comes.

If they turned to alcohol you most probably will do the same. The options you think you have are based on what you have been taught and exposed to, directly or indirectly.

So there are a lot of young people now growing up and hearing stories of others taking their own lives.

While they may not consciously support the idea, the seed is being planted in their minds. It is an option being developed in their thought process.

So on that day of trouble, the brain will present ALL the available options and sadly one might resort to the most fatal one. This is a fight we need to take seriously at every level.

Spiritually, we must pray and speak the word of God over our lives and families to shield ourselves against evil.

Socially, we must create a culture of openness for both genders, all ages and kinds of people. We must make it okay to acknowledge pain, heartbreak, anxiety, depression etc.

We must show support to one another during dark times, and trust me we all go through them at one point or another.

For long, I have been saying I want to start this initiative of gathering and talking about a lot of issues affecting people today including mental health awareness and I’ve always been postponing and procrastinating but the saddening news with each passing day really gives me an urge to get this program going.

We all have a role to play.

Let’s love one another

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19 Comments

Mental health nurse 1 week ago

l challenge my fellow colleagues to engage in country wide suicide campaign awareness as suicide cases are on the rise, even though their peanuts demotivate us let's stick to our pledge


you only live once 1 week ago

hupenyu hauna chigamba kana hwabvaruka hwabvaruka pipo should know pano gumira mazano edu ndopano tangira KUSHANDA SIMBA RAMWARI

Chimboti Pizza 1 week ago

Ndinokurudzira vanhu kuti vataure zvinovanetsa nehama neshamwari, kunyanya varume kubvuma kuti une depression hazvirevi hausi murume


🗻🗻🗻 1 week ago

Sometimes it's not always that easy relations between people are not always that supportive, we Also need more organisations that aim to offer counseling services especially in areas with high prevalence of drug abuse. Churches are also very helpful but sometimes people don't approach churches with fear of being judged. I have always been a proponent of youth centres in all communities because these places are where challenges facing youths can quickly be identified.

selfmade 1 week ago

good idea, and also people should take heed that a person in a situation aka share it should be between the two. umwe munhu unozomunzwa akutaura nyaya yacho kuzivisa munhuwese achiseka kutwuma micro social environment twedu zvoriita worse.

porongi 1 week ago

wataura chokwadi mfanami nothing to add wapedza zvose zvandandichataurawo


spookie 1 week ago

@chimboti pizza wataura mashoko aneudzamu👏


Boss veda 1 week ago

@spookie taura wo zvako zvee tinzwe woo pfungwa dzako.

pk 1 week ago

ndinokurudzira wechidiki kuti siyanayi nekuromba nekuita manjuzu. firo yacho inozorwadza vasara. ndiwo ma suicide uye kupfurana


inini 4ox 1 week ago

ED PFEE PFEE PFEE
I.t.n.v
ino tongwa nevene vayo


xxx 1 week ago

uriSascam iwe, parikutaurwa zvine musoro iwe wakutaura zvemusangano. ndimi vanhu vanohurirwa nevakadzi imi

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Nkust 1 week ago

@chimboti pizza, with all due respect hama ndirikudao$400 kuti zvinhu zvangu zvoita handisikuti ndoda kutoita suicide but zvirikutonditambudza ndodii


CHAWABVUNZA 1 week ago

Suicide increase indicates mental strain. Most people are stressed. They need spiritual help from Jehovah.


mai Dee 1 week ago

zvakaoma zvinorwadza vasara


gogodera 1 week ago

Mari yKaremerwa nematombo yakuti kuvadzisa


Mdara Odza 1 week ago

There is little appetite to address the suicide issue because most of its victims are men; male issues are neglected because they do not bring political capital with them


Naruto 1 week ago

Before those conspiracy theorists go about saying it's the end time or this person commited suicide because he's **** or they'd never kill themselves no matter how bad life got...let me first put you down to earth

Suicide associated with depression happens at the event where the person feels like there's no one who'd genuinely understand them nor they're existence doesn't matter to anyone. They mustn't be mocked or made to feel like they're crazy or none of that stuff. Just tell them that no matter what they're feeling, you're gonna be there for them. You can't understand the agony they're going through but you love them and their lives matter to you because they're valuable not only to their families, friends and children but also the world as a whole.

To those who call themselves Christians:
Treat those who're struggling with mental health the same way Jesus would've treated them. Give them love, kindness, compassion, support, sympathy and companionship.
Do not make fun of them.
Do not regard them as weak nor pathetic.
Do not insult them.
Do not criticise them.
Do not compare their lives to anyone else.
Do not tell them "Haa zvichazoita bho."
Do not go around saying it's evil spirits or ancestral spirits.
Do not preach at them.
Just pray for them the same way you'd want someone to pray for you.



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