How to reduce rising cases of mental disorder in Nigeria, by experts
As part of efforts to reduce rising cases of mental disorders in the country, experts have called for integration of mental health programmes into the school curriculum.
How To Think Positively
Did you know your thoughts matter? Happy people have a special quality that allows them to attract positive energy. A major benefit of positive thinking is that it affects your behaviour and people in your space. Optimism like any other behavioural traits can be learned which means you can think positively by incorporating an optimistic…
Stakeholders proffer solutions to mental health challenges
Worried by the high burden of mental health disorder in the country, the stakeholders in the health sector have stressed the need to tackle poverty, joblessness and hardship being experienced Nigerians in order to bring the problem to an end. Speaking in Abuja, on Monday, at the Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop with…
Young people’s mental health is a ticking time-bomb
For Adamu Bello*, it was arduous understanding the waves of emotions hitting him and articulating how he felt to his parents and family was just an uphill task. “I have never heard anything about ‘mental health’ at home or school,” said the 16-year-old who was diagnosed with Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder (MADD) about a year ago. …
Managing mental health issues
Experts say one of the biggest challenges facing mental health in the country is stigmatisation, low level of knowledge and awareness regarding mental health. President, Resident Doctors’ Association at Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr. Raliat Akerele in this chat with GERALDINE AKUTU, enlightens on mental health, treatment of mental disorders and how families can help their…
Managing ignorance and neurotic disorders
Across the world 10th of October was observed as Mental Health Day. It is a day that has been set apart for creating awareness on mental health issues.
Nigerians express willingness to discuss mental health, says poll
On the day the World Mental Health Day was marked around the globe, a lot Nigerians said they were comfortable to publicly discuss their struggles with mental issues, a poll conducted by The Guardian showed.
Selena Gomez Checks Into Mental Health Facility For Emotional Breakdown
International singer and actress Selena Gomez has been admitted into a mental health facility for treatment after she suffered an emotional breakdown and was hospitalized twice in the last 2 weeks. According to popular celebrity blog, TMZ, sources close to the 26-year-old star said she was at her Studio City, California home in the last…
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…