From the death note released publicly, the young lady put the blame on her parents.
Read her death note:
“Just like I said, If I am no more please hold my family especially my mum and dad responsible. I have tried to be the best I can be, Stayed award from them just because they blame me for their mistakes and they cant love, help and take care of me like their own.
My mum has made life a living hell for me only because she is bipolar and frustrated. Accusing me of being a witch, trying to bill her and being a cursed child even though my brother is responsible for my education and upkeep.
The only think she helps me with is my feeding money. I have gone out of my way to take care of my mum by giving her food and money but I still end up being her problems. My brother cant stick to his promise anymore best he feels I am not his responsibility and I have my
own family. I hope and believe that now that I am gone, It will bring them relieve and happiness.
I am so sorry Collins, I had to leave you this way, Maryam Olayemi you have been more than a bestie to me. I am also sorry to all my friends and well-wishers, I love happy but I’m nothing but a broken child. I don’t believe in God anymore, cos I cant see my purpose anymore. I Love you all so much.”
This has attracted attention of Nigerians who are speaking up about depression:
Forget the fine clothes and make ups, so many people are going through a lot and the fear of being mocked or judged in this era of clout chasing on social media makes it difficult for people to share what they go through, but together, we can #RiseAboveDepression— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) December 27, 2018
Until I got depressed, I didn't understand so many things. I'd gone to a private uni, was almost always at the top of my class, never understood how people 'd choose to be low lifers— #EndAsuuStrike (@NaijaClassCapt) December 27, 2018
Then depression happened. And I lost my course. It was then I understood#RiseAboveDepression
Depression is real. I suffered from depression earlier this year and I thought I wouldn’t come out of it but I thank God I’m still here. If you’re going through depression don’t forget you’re strong and can overcome it. Hang in there #RiseAboveDepression— Dotun Opasina (@dclassovercomer) December 27, 2018
i didn't know when tears dropped out of my eyes after reading Aisha's letter because everything she wrote in that feels like she lived my life. I know exactly how it feels to not know what your purpose is on earth or your parents making you feel like you're the reason for all...— ABIODUN!!! (@Sinning_Saint_) December 27, 2018
October 2017, I almost ended my own life, cos I thought this world isn't for me, God just hates me. I'm here, maybe because I couldn't gather enough confidence to drink the sniper or to jump down from Eko bridge. Depression is real, but we can overcome it. RIP Aisha. pic.twitter.com/n6N5DbzFlN— Olawale (@4shmed) December 27, 2018
Media spokesperson Tolu Ogunlesi came from another angle, criticizing the hashtag #RiseAboveDepression that has been trending.
This trending hashtag in Nigeria - #RiseAboveDepression - is deeply problematic.— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) December 27, 2018
Nothing guaranteed to push a vulnerable person deeper into depression than the expectation that they’re somehow expected to ‘rise’ above it. How?!
Like Depression is pettiness, rise above it?