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Romance / Re: . by Justasiam(m): 10:34am On May 24
Gun, for what purpose?
Politics / Re: Why Sanwo-olu Won’t Probe Ambode’s Government by Justasiam(m): 1:13pm On May 20
Good to know
Crime / Re: House Of A Kidnapper Demolished In Uyo After He Was Killed (Photos) by Justasiam(m): 2:23pm On May 19
Good job, hope government gives the occupants of that house a good alternative.
Religion / Re: The Real Cause Of Chukwuemeka Akachi, UNN Student Death. *my Opinion * by Justasiam(m): 2:20pm On May 19
Health / Re: My Fiancée Has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), She Is Always In Pains by Justasiam(m): 2:04pm On May 19
What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a type of motor neuron disease. It refers to a group of progressive, neurological diseases that cause dysfunction in the nerves that control muscle movement.
This leads to muscle weakness and changes in how the body works. In the later stages, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects the nerves that control breathing, and this can be fatal.

ALS is the most common type of motor neuron disease (MND). It is sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, after the famous baseball player who had the condition. The 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge aimed to raise awareness and funds for research.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 14,500 and 15,000 people in the United States (U.S.) had ALS in 2016, with around 5,000 people receiving a diagnosis annually. Worldwide, it is thought to affect between 2 and 5 people in every 100,000.

Most people with ALS will live for 3 to 5 years after first experiencing symptoms, but around 10 percent of patients will live for another 10 years or longer.

There is no cure, but treatment can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Fast facts on ALS
Here are some key points about ALS. More detail is in the main article.

ALS affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscle weakness, a loss of motor function, paralysis, breathing problems, and, eventually, death.
Most people with ALS will live between 3 and 5 years after symptoms appear.
The exact cause is unknown, but environmental and genetic factors may be involved.
There is currently no cure, and treatment aims to relieve symptoms, provide social and emotional support, and possibly slow disease progression.

What is ALS?
Adaptive equipment can enable people with ALS to retain mobility.
Adaptive equipment can help people with ALS to stay mobile.
ALS is a kind of MND. It attacks the nerve cells that are used in voluntary muscle actions, known as motor neurons. These are actions that we can control, such as those in the arms, face, and legs.

Motor neurons are found in the brain and spinal cord. As ALS progresses, these cells degenerate and die. They stop sending messages to muscles. The brain can no longer control voluntary movement, and the muscles weaken and waste away.

As ALS progresses, it affects all the voluntary muscles. The person can no longer control their arms, face, and legs. In time, the inability to breathe unsupported can lead to respiratory failure.

Half of all people with ALS will live for 3 years or more after diagnosis, but some live for longer. Around 20 percent of people will live 5 years or more after diagnosis, 10 percent will live for 10 years or more, and 5 percent will live for 20 years.

Steven Hawking, the famous physicist, received a diagnosis of ALS aged 21 years. Now well over 70 years old, he remains a leader in the field of science.

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Politics / Re: Salary Arrears: Gov Bello Makes U-turn, Insists He's Not Owing Workers' Salaries by Justasiam(m): 6:13am On May 19
30 what?
Sports / Re: Google Celebrates Sam Okwaraji's Posthumous Birthday With Doodle (Photos) by Justasiam(m): 6:06am On May 19
Google is good

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Celebrities / Re: Man Calls For The Arrest Of Bobrisky With Immediate Effect by Justasiam(m): 12:37pm On May 18
Bob risky is a societal risk, period, authorities must act fast and save our children's future.


Politics / Re: Imo West: INEC Challenges Jurisdiction Of Court On Okorocha's Suit - Daily Trust by Justasiam(m): 12:28pm On May 18
Inec must know that they are destroying the little that is left of their credibility by refusing to issue certificate of return to Okorocha. Its time they do the right thing.

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Religion / Re: Update On Michael Arowosaiye And RCCG by Justasiam(m): 5:05pm On May 16
I hope so
Religion / How To Overcome Suicidal Thoughts (part 2) Helpguid.org by Justasiam(m): 4:52pm On May 16
Why do I feel suicidal?

Many kinds of emotional pain can lead to thoughts of suicide. The reasons for this pain are unique to each one of us, and the ability to cope with the pain differs from person to person. We are all different. There are, however, some common causes that may lead us to experience suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Why suicide can seem like the only option

If you are unable to think of solutions other than suicide, it is not that other solutions don’t exist, but rather that you are currently unable to see them. The intense emotional pain that you’re experiencing right now can distort your thinking so it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems, or to connect with those who can offer support. Therapists, counselors, friends or loved ones can help you to see solutions that otherwise may not be apparent to you. Give them a chance to help.

A suicidal crisis is almost always temporary

Although it might seem as if your pain and unhappiness will never end, it is important to realize that crises are usually temporary. Solutions are often found, feelings change, unexpected positive events occur. Remember: suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Give yourself the time necessary for things to change and the pain to subside.

Even problems that seem hopeless have solutions

Mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are all treatable with changes in lifestyle, therapy, and medication. Most people who seek help can improve their situation and recover. Even if you have received treatment for a disorder before, or if you’ve already made attempts to solve your problems, know that it’s often necessary to try different approaches before finding the right solution or combination of solutions. When medication is prescribed, for example, finding the right dosage often requires an ongoing process of adjustment. Don’t give up before you’ve found the solution that works for you. Virtually all problems can be treated or resolved.

Take these immediate actions

Step #1: Promise not to do anything right now

Even though you’re in a lot of pain right now, give yourself some distance between thoughts and action. Make a promise to yourself: “I will wait 24 hours and won’t do anything drastic during that time.” Or, wait a week.

Thoughts and actions are two different things—your suicidal thoughts do not have to become a reality. There is no deadline, no one’s pushing you to act on these thoughts immediately. Wait. Wait and put some distance between your suicidal thoughts and suicidal action.

Step #2: Avoid drugs and alcohol

Suicidal thoughts can become even stronger if you have taken drugs or alcohol. It is important to not use nonprescription drugs or alcohol when you feel hopeless or are thinking about suicide.

Step #3: Make your home safe

Remove things you could use to hurt yourself, such as pills, knives, razors, or firearms. If you are unable to do so, go to a place where you can feel safe. If you are thinking of taking an overdose, give your medicines to someone who can return them to you one day at a time as you need them.

Step #4: Don’t keep these suicidal feelings to yourself

Many of us have found that the first step to coping with suicidal thoughts and feelings is to share them with someone we trust. It may be a family member, friend, therapist, member of the clergy, teacher, family doctor, coach, or an experienced counselor at the end of a helpline. Find someone you trust and let them know how bad things are. Don’t let fear, shame, or embarrassment prevent you from seeking help. And if the first person you reach out to doesn’t seem to understand, try someone else. Just talking about how you got to this point in your life can release a lot of the pressure that’s building up and help you find a way to cope.

Step #5: Take hope – people DO get through this

Even people who feel as badly as you are feeling now manage to survive these feelings. Take hope in this. There is a very good chance that you are going to live through these feelings, no matter how much self-loathing, hopelessness, or isolation you are currently experiencing. Just give yourself the time needed and don’t try to go it alone.

Reaching out for help

Even if it doesn’t feel like it right now, there are many people who want to support you during this difficult time. Reach out to someone. Do it now. If you promised yourself 24 hours or a week in step #1 above, use that time to tell someone what’s going on with you. Talk to someone who won’t try to argue about how you feel, judge you, or tell you to just “snap out of it.” Find someone who will simply listen and be there for you.

It doesn’t matter who it is, as long as it’s someone you trust and who is likely to listen with compassion and acceptance.

How to talk to someone about your suicidal thoughts

Even when you’ve decided who you can trust to talk to, admitting your suicidal thoughts to another person can be difficult.

Tell the person exactly what you are telling yourself. If you have a suicide plan, explain it to them.
Phrases such as, ‘I can’t take it anymore’ or ‘I’m done’ are vague and do not illustrate how serious things really are. Tell the person you trust that you are thinking about suicide.
If it is too difficult for you to talk about, try writing it down and handing a note to the person you trust. Or send them an email or text and sit with them while they read it.
What if you don’t feel understood?

If the first person you reached out to doesn’t seem to understand, tell someone else or call a suicide crisis helpline. Don’t let a bad experience stop you from finding someone who can help.

Religion / How To Overcome Suicidal Thoughts (Part 1) helpguide.org by Justasiam(m): 4:44pm On May 16
You’re not alone; many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives. Feeling suicidal is not a character defect, and it doesn’t mean that you are crazy, or weak, or flawed. It only means that you have more pain than you can cope with right now. This pain seems overwhelming and permanent at the moment. But with time and support, you can overcome your problems and the pain and suicidal feelings will pass.
I’m having suicidal thoughts, what do I need to know?

No matter how much pain you’re experiencing right now, you’re not alone. Some of the finest, most admired, needed, and talented people have been where you are now. Many of us have thought about taking our own lives when we’ve felt overwhelmed by depression and devoid of all hope. But the pain of depression can be treated and hope can be renewed. No matter what your situation, there are people who need you, places where you can make a difference, and experiences that can remind you that life is worth living. It takes real courage to face death and step back from the brink. You can use that courage to face life, to learn coping skills for overcoming depression, and for finding the strength to keep going. Remember:

Your emotions are not fixed – they are constantly changing. How you feel today may not be the same as how you felt yesterday or how you’ll feel tomorrow or next week.
Your absence would create grief and anguish in the lives of friends and loved ones.
There are many things you can still accomplish in your life.
There are sights, sounds, and experiences in life that have the ability to delight and lift you – and that you would miss.
Your ability to experience pleasurable emotions is equal to your ability to experience distressing emotions.

Education / Re: Anambra University Lecturer Holds Anas Masked-Themed Investigative Class by Justasiam(m): 3:55pm On May 16
Romance / Re: SEE HOW Nairalanders Attacked Me And How I Turned It To Money. by Justasiam(m): 12:22pm On May 11
I was part of it, how to monitor someone's watsapp charts without having there phone bridgeofleadership@gmail.com
Crime / Re: Police Officer Chooses To Take Selfie With A Motorist Than Collect Bribe (Pix) by Justasiam(m): 1:02pm On May 07
Really, okay now.
Crime / Re: Police Officer Chooses To Take Selfie With A Motorist Than Collect Bribe (Pix) by Justasiam(m): 1:02pm On May 07
Celebrities / Re: Don Little: There Is No Virgin In Ghana by Justasiam(m): 4:36pm On May 06
Are you sur
Politics / Re: Pastor Douglas Jonathan: Okey Ikoro Destroys Church In Owerri by Justasiam(m): 4:34pm On May 02
What, why
Politics / Re: Pastor Douglas Jonathan: Okey Ikoro Destroys Church In Owerri by Justasiam(m): 4:34pm On May 02
What what what
Politics / Re: Atiku’s Server Gambit By Faith Edet Bassey by Justasiam(m): 4:14pm On May 02
True, but...
Politics / Re: Atiku’s Server Gambit By Faith Edet Bassey by Justasiam(m): 4:14pm On May 02
True, but....
Politics / Re: Ex-governor’s Estranged Wife Demands Custody Of 10-year-old Son by Justasiam(m): 4:08pm On May 02
Crime / Re: Pay N5000 Or Have Sex With Us: Policemen Tell Women Arrested In Abuja Night Club by Justasiam(m): 5:50pm On Apr 30
Police, the greatest evil of our age

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Romance / Re: VIDEO: Prophet Told His Congregation To Fight Each Other To Cast Out Demons by Justasiam(m): 5:27pm On Apr 30
This is mischievous
Health / Re: Doctor Uses Slippers As A Neck Collar To Save Accident Victim(photos) by Justasiam(m): 5:25pm On Apr 30
Health / Re: Doctor Uses Slippers As A Neck Collar To Save Accident Victim(photos) by Justasiam(m): 5:25pm On Apr 30
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: We Are Not Recruiting - Lagos BRT by Justasiam(m): 5:22pm On Apr 30
Ambode why
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: We Are Not Recruiting - Lagos BRT by Justasiam(m): 5:22pm On Apr 30
Why naa
Celebrities / Re: Regina Daniels And Ned Nwoko Wedding That Will Shake Nigeria by Justasiam(m): 5:14pm On Apr 30
OK, we have heared
Politics / Re: Soldiers Of Kwara Political Freedom by Justasiam(m): 4:55pm On Apr 30
Great! Abians the world is waiting for us to rise against the the forces behind the mediocre governance in Abia State.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Only For Those Interested In Driving Jobs - N1,068,323 (basic Salary) Per Annum. by Justasiam(m): 2:18pm On Apr 30
Where do we send the application

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