12 Oct 2018
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.
11 Oct 2018
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…
19 Jul 2018
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.
5 Jul 2018
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’.
27 Jun 2018
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…
18 Jun 2018
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…
9 Jun 2018
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…
18 May 2018
A new study suggests that up to 14 percent of common mental health issues could be prevented by reducing job strain in the workplace.
24 Apr 2018
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.
19 Apr 2018
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…
22 Feb 2018
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…
15 Jan 2018
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…