Experts list causes of suicide, seek more awareness on mental illness
Against the rise in suicide incidents, and lately sexual violence during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, medical experts have called for more awareness on mental illness in the country.
Lack of national prevention strategies scuttling fight against mental illness, suicide
Countries with national prevention strategies have witnessed a significant decline in mental illness and suicide, studies have shown.
Letter To My Mental Illness: Dear Bipolar, Anxiety, OCD, Depression
Dear Bipolar, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, As a child, I used to think I was a superhero, having all these abilities no one else could boast of. I mean, I could have conversations with myself and 99 others, create a whole new world, have magical moments, live in a song or a movie scene; I loved…
Stakeholders seek collaboration to stem rising mental illness, depression, suicide
Stakeholders has called for the concerted efforts of government, parents, and caregivers among others to stem the tide of mental illness, depression, and suicide that is fast spreading at an alarming rate in young ones in the country.
...Why you should be aware of your family history
If a person has relatives who are mentally challenged, there is a higher chance that they themselves will have one. Much like some physical illness, such as high blood pressure or breast cancer, it is essential to be aware of a family history of mental health, as they can have a predisposition to mental illness.
Why you should be aware of your family history on mental illness - Part 2
Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Consuming significant amounts of unhealthy food, it can make your mental health deteriorate. Eating healthily can make you less likely to become unwell, and it can help you stay at a healthy body weight.
Overcoming our stressors - Part 3
Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood...
Over 20 per cent of Nigerians have mental illness – Psychiatrist
A renowned Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, Zamfara, Dr Aremu Saad, says over 20 per cent of Nigerians suffer...
Muslim women tackle mental illness
Scores of Muslims women (Muslimahs) at the “Ummuat Day” organized by Ummuat Forum, an arm of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Unit, to chart path to tackling mental illness in the country. A gest speaker, and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr Kafayat Ogunsola, who spoke at…