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Eyo-Enoette to present new book, short film, ‘I Am One’ amid rise in mental health challenges By Editor

Amid the rise in kidnapping and mental health challenges associated with insecurities in the country, a past President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Federal, Diana Eyo-Enoette,

Amid the rise in kidnapping and mental health challenges associated with insecurities in the country, a past President of the Rotary Club of Abuja Federal, Diana Eyo-Enoette, is set to present to the public her new book titled: ‘Patches and Peach’.

Diana, who doubles as a humanitarian and project management expert, in a statement, stated that alongside the public presentation of the book, the event will premiere her new short film ‘I am One’, where she shares her personal experiences.

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According to the author, the book launch and movie premiere would have Olori Atuwatse III as the chairperson of the day, adding that it would be held at RovingHeight, City Centre Mall, Gimbiya Street, Abuja.

“At the height of insecurity and fears in Nigeria, this story of a survivor is a clarion call to help people battling with mental health issues associated with kidnap and abduction, as well as the unimaginable trauma experienced by their loved ones.

“It is a clarion call for the government to establish a system so that affected individuals can gain access to mental health support,” she said.

Eyo-Enoette said she shared her ordeal and experience in the book and movie to give hope to people going through the same pains amid mental health issues.

According to her, “Today, we live in a stressful century, we are tied to the fears of recession and decisions that make or mar our lives or businesses.

“The news headlines bring with them patches of sadness that we can only mend with comedy and time out on social media.

“Patches and Peach is not just a memoir of the life of Diana Eyo-Enoette nee Edema-Sillo. I shared my pains, fears, and victory as someone who is a kidnap survivor, someone who survived a gunshot attack and someone who escaped attempted rape.

“I used this book to share my story not to spread fear, but to give hope, to show that one can turn any patch into peach.”

She further noted that patches and wounds can be turned into wisdom.

She said the movie has been nominated for the 2022 shorts film award.

“My kidnap story was shared in the short film to serve as a mental health awareness tool.

“Today kidnapping has become a daily occurrence in Nigeria, while some people are lucky to survive, most don’t.

“Some people end up with psychological disorders. I use the book and movie to give hope, wisdom and strength by narrating my own story and showing that it is possible to forgive, heal and love again,” she added.