The stigma of mental health issues
The diagnosis of a mental illness still carries a stigma. In spite of anti-discrimination laws protecting people afflicted with any disability or illness, covert prejudice still exists. Bias is applied, often subconsciously, by all strata of society, including the workplace.
Your diet can affect your mental health
Daniel was an overweight child. He was nicknamed the ‘Fat Kid’ in school, and grew worse over the years. He had a low self-esteem and saw constant eating as his ‘peace’.
Fighting Mental Health With Hauwa Ojeifo
Nigerians are becoming more aware of mental illnesses and the effect on the human psyche. This awareness is no small feat, taking efforts from spectacular individuals like Hauwa Ojeifo. She was also one of three Nigerians that recently received Queen Elizabeth's Young Leaders Award, a prestigious award which celebrates the achievements of some of the…
Six ways entrepreneurs can stay mentally healthy
Mental health continues to be an important issue of discussion. Last month in May was observed globally as a mental health month when mental awareness is intensified, which is necessary considering the global statistic on the frequency and cost of dealing with mental stress. Even those who are successful are not immune to dealing with…
Why we need to take body image more seriously
First of all what does body image even have to do with anybody’s self-worth and how productive they are in life or even their mental health? Lol it might all seem like such a reach but it really is not that deep. Body image simply is the way a person sees their body in their…
Raw fruit, vegetables boost mental health
That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.
Balancing mental health to achieve peak performance
According to Abraham Lincoln, depression can be seen as a deep pit. Mental health has to do with what goes on in a person’s mind and how it his/her environment. It comprises of an individual’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. It also helps to determine how…
Mental health central to development, say experts
For Nigeria to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mental health should be given priority by the leaders. This was the position of many university lecturers who spoke at the 18th edition of the late Dr. Victor Awosika Memorial Symposium organized by the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association, Ibadan. At the event titled: “For the…
Victor Ugo: The Heart Of The 'MANI' Movement
Victor Ugo is a medical doctor with over two years' experience in Health Advocacy with a special focus on Mental Health. His role at the forefront of Mental Health Advocacy in Nigeria is evident in his position as the Founder/President of one of Nigeria's leading mental health NGOs, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI). Guardian Life…
A beautiful mind
The mind intrigues me. I often wonder about how delicate and yet powerful it is. It has a significant impact on the course, and outcome of life. It needs deliberate care, and should never to be taken for granted.