Achimota SHS Physics teacher found hanging in room

A Physics teacher at Achimota Senior High School in Accra has been found hanging in his room, the Accra Regional Police Command has confirmed.

The Administration Block of Achimota School.

Forty-eight-year-old Clifford Nkrumah’s body was found hanged by the ceiling on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

He is suspected to have taken his own life.

The police has launched an investigation into the matter.

A few weeks ago, the Deputy Director of Mental Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Amma Ampomaa Boadu, revealed that a total of 417 attempted suicide cases have been recorded in the country for the first half of the year.

The Ashanti Region topped with 61 cases followed by the Eastern Region with 60 cases.

Speaking to the media at a mental health literacy training programme organised by the Mental Health Authority for some journalists in Kumasi, Dr Boadu said the Upper East came third with 47 cases while Greater Accra and Central regions had 37 cases each.

Dr Boadu said the Volta region recorded 35 cases, Oti region, 22; Bono East region, 21; and Western North region, 17.

Bono, North East, and Upper West regions recorded 16 cases each.

Others are Western region, 14; Ahafo region, 11; Northern region, 4; and Savanna region, 3.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority, Prof Akwasi Osei, has also reiterated that mental illnesses have risen, which is contributing to attempted suicide cases in the country.

He noted that mental health issues have not been given the necessary attention they deserve because the nation has inadequate mental health facilities to take care of patients.

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