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Telecoms firm plans talk on mental health issues

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[FILES] A telecommunications firm has planned to hold a health talk series with the theme “COVID-19 and the New Normal: Staying Mentally Healthy in the face of the Challenges”

A telecommunications firm has planned to hold a health talk series with the theme “COVID-19 and the New Normal: Staying Mentally Healthy in the face of the Challenges” to cushion the mental health impact of the pandemic and curb the increasing rate of depression.

The session, to be streamed live on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 7.00 p.m., will feature a rights advocate and Executive Director at She Writes Woman, Hauwa Ojeifo.

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Ojeifo will discuss the concept and scope of mental health, signs, and symptoms, dealing with stigma and trauma associated with mental health, and when and where to get help.

Commenting on the initiative, Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs of the firm, Abdulrahman Ado, said mental health needs to be given top priority, especially in the face of the unprecedented loss, anxiety, and disruption occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As a business that cares about the well-being of its customers, it has become imperative for us to champion conversations around the issue of mental health, especially at a time when the world is going through one of the deadliest pandemics in history. COVID-19 has exacted such heavy toll and triggered a spike in stress and anxiety-induced depression in people,” he said.

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