There is panic and reactions following a suicide threat by former BBNaija reality star, Angel Smith.
In a tweet on Thursday, Angel hinted that she is exhausted over the things happening in her life, hence had only one option left.
She wrote: “God, I’m so exhausted, I really just want to jump off a bridge.”
However, Nigerians have expressed worry over her state of mind.
@FataiGrace: “Please don’t take this as a joke. Someone close to her should please cheek up on her.”
@omosexy2010: “Suicidal is not an option darling. Keep pushing. May God crown all our efforts. Amen, everything is going to be alright.”
“Please Don’t try it, Angel. No matter what you are going through put your faith and trust in God, okay i beg @theangeljbsmith,” @Zeezah1222 wrote:
@TNath77: “You’re good, you’re beautiful, you’re loved, you’re enough. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Good morning @theangeljbsmith If you need to talk to someone, please do. I’ll be praying for you.”
@Lynnth: “Embrace God. Slow down on the fast life. You are just 22.”
News Express reports that in July 2021, during the Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eyes edition, Angel, then 21, revealed that she started battling depression from the tender age of 14 which led her into self-destructive behaviour. She revealed that she was rescued through art and creativity.
She spoke of how she could not cope with her depression and dropped out of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) just two weeks into her first year.
Her words: “I was at UNILAG for two weeks and didn’t go for any lectures, so I dropped out because it was hard for me.
“I was coming from a high school where I was secluded so it was not easy for me.
“I wasn’t into school because I didn’t even know what I wanted to do. So I started self-harming when I was 14 because I was depressed.”
On why she auditioned for the Big Brother Naija show, Angel said: “My mates have graduated now and I guess that is why I auditioned for Big Brother because it felt like everybody had figured out what they wanted to do except me so during the cause of me auditioning and me getting in and me making progress, I moved from a place where I felt I wasn’t sufficient to now feeling…”