- A Nigerian lady has taken to social media to explain why she quit medical school
- Identified as Adiaha Ibibio on Twitter, she revealed it was the best decision she ever made
- According to the lady, studying the course put a lot of pressure on her which greatly affected her mental health
- Adiaha has stated that no degree is worth anyone’s mental health
Mental health in Nigeria is not often discussed as there are people who don’t consider it a big deal.
However, for Adiaha Ibibio, her mental health is something she will do anything to protect, even if it means dropping out of school.
The young lady recently left social media buzzing after she took to Twitter to reveal quitting medical school was one of her best decisions.
She recounted how the pressure drove her into considering taking her own life.
For Adiaha, no degree is worth one’s mental health.
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"Quitting med school was one of my best decisions. I was drowning and near to the point of killing myself because the pressure among other things were stifling the life out of me. No degree is worth your mental health or life."
Adiaha who got many people agreeing with her went on to state that she admires the endurance and strength of people who can handle the pressure that comes with the medical profession.
She, however, will rather return to her family as a disappointment than in a coffin.
She also expressed displeasure at how people sacrifice their mental health just to survive and questioned the point of living if one is unhappy.
Adiaha admitted that she sometimes feels ashamed when she see her friends still pushing on.
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"Same... and I still feel shame sometimes when I see my friends I started with still going on. But honestly, I'm relieved. I don't think I would have been alive rn if I had stayed. I was ready to take my life."
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In other news, a First Class graduate identified as Iqmat Olapade has said it is not the end of the world if people do not achieve such academic feat.
In an interview with Legit TV, the accounting graduate from Redeemers University, Osun state, said she was able to achieve such a stellar grade because she devoted her time to her studies.
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