A Nigerian First Class Bsc graduate and PhD student on scholarship in Germany, has reportedly committed suicide.
Twitter user @MsChimezie who shared the news, noted that academic depression is real especially when one is the “A type” Student .
She also shared her experience dealing with her academic brokenness.
See wrote ;
A DAAD Scholar from Nigeria, doing his PhD in Germany, recently committed suicide. A first class fellow from his Bachelor. While in my academic brokenness today, I cried and prayed for him. I hope he is at peace now. Academic depression is real, especially when you’re the A type.
I keep reminding myself that if my phase of academic mental instability gets worse or acute, all that I owe myself is to graduate when I should, with whatever grade. When graduate study is not going as it should and you have a standard to live up to, that messes things.
I hope graduate schools know incorporate academic psychotherapy and psychosocial support to what they are offering to students, especially to foreign students that moved into a new environment with new social and academic rules.