The general overseer for Shiloh United church at Asuyeboah in the Ashanti region, Archbishop Samuel Richard Addai has called on parents and guidance to be caring and always get closer to their wards, mostly during the adolescent stage in order to get them involved in matters of importance.
The renowned man of God in his response towards the recent suicidal menace in the country, reiterated that, financial crisis, sexual and drugs abuses, disappointment of sexual partners as well as emotional neglects have become the major causes of the deviant behaviours exhibited by most of our youth, meanwhile, he urged parents and guidance to, at all times seek to know the problems facing their wards in order to help solve it as early as possible.
He stressed that, most a times, the youth engage themselves in such indiscipline acts, since their parents refuses to pay close attention to their needs and wants, also when there is divorce among both parents as a results can lead to vulnerability and they therefore feel neglected by the public, perhaps, their behave changes and normally brings suicide and hanging to death.
Archbishop Samuel concluded that, there must be counseling and good parental care, also parents and guidance must as soon as possible, confront their children whenever they seem to notice these suicidal symptoms and prompt them for rectification and solution, which can help reduce the death caused through suicides and hanging.
By: Kelly Fred Nyame (Ashanti Region)