SURPIN is an initiative that was started by the Lagos University Teaching hospital, established for the purpose of suicide prevention through research, crisis intervention, health education and early treatment of depression & drug abuse, which are major risks for suicide. SURPIN has now spread to over 40 health institutions across 28 states as of July 2019
To be a reputable, reference central body coordinating and maintaining global, best practices in Suicide research and prevention activities in Nigeria, ultimately to reduce the rate of suicide.
To reduce risk in key high-risk groups
To promote mental well-being in the wider population
To reduce the availability and lethality of suicide methods
To improve the reporting of suicidal behaviour in the media
To promote research on suicide and suicide prevention
To improve the monitoring of progress through campaigns
9.5/100,000 people in 2015, up from 6.5 in 2012.
This is higher than the regional average of 8.8