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Depression As A Cause of Suicide

Becky Wanjiku Wanyoike


Depression has been identified as a silent disease that affects all individual irrespective of his or her physical and biological health. The condition openly affects more than 40% of the society. Depression has become a worrying trend that does not only affect the psychological wellbeing of an individual but also the physical wellbeing of a person. It has often been idealized as a mental illness Looking into questionnaires analysed, the data collected it is quite clear that there is need to look into the methods in which it can be prevented as well as treated within the university setup as well as the immediate society that is affected. The data was analysed using thematic analysis that helped establish the specific view of the respondents without the researchers point of view.

Key words: Suicide, depression, Kenya, university, students