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With your support we will be able to carry out these groundbreaking causes targeted at improving mental health literacy, training young people in mental health first aid and so much more.

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We’ve conducted various projects across psychiatric hospitals, universities, and prisons as well as grassroots programmes in rural communities, but we’re not done yet. Partner with us.

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Depending on the outcome of your screening test, you can reach any of our counselors for directions on the next step on 08064888643 OR 09032419184 OR 08136770508.

Our Story

We are focused on ending mental health stigma, and creating a comfortable environment for open conversations about mental health issues. As an organization, we have come to understand the importance of stories in challenging inbred notions about mental health issues, especially when the stories come from those with lived experience. This is what our campaigns revolve around and we can already see the change in attitude that has occurred as a result of this.

We also work to increase awareness of mental health issues, by providing simplified and easy to read resources both offline and via social media (where the bulk of our target population can be found). We also encourage people to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve to connect young people to appropriate mental health services/professionals.

We are well within the time of the Social Media, and these apps have come to serve as the platform for people to share their lives publicly, in real time. In these times where suicide rates are rising across the world, we have to now recognize that Social Media is the New Suicide Note, and we all have to listen.

Victor Ugo, 2017.

Our Pledges
“Attention seeker” “I’m also in your shoes” “I had it worse but here I am” “I failed several times but nothing happened. I’m still alive” “I have a bad marriage too, so what’s your problem” “You can’t go through with it, weakling!” “You’re just ungrateful for life” “You’re not the only one feeling the bad...
1. Introduction Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) is Nigeria’s largest and most active mental health non-profit network that exists to provide the needed awareness and advocacy regarding mental health and illness in the country. At MANI, we help connect people seeking help with trusted mental health professionals, offer  direct counseling via our suicide/distress hotlines and act as...
In the past 2 years+, MANI has led monthly campaigns for mental health issues, with a focus on one core issue per month, leading to varying increase in Mental health awareness and literacy levels of millions of Nigerians. And while we will yet still, strive to continue to provide basic and simplified information about mental...
This January, we joined lived experience advocates, NGO representatives, creatives and strategic partners from around the world in Johannesburg, South Africa to co-create a citizen-led campaign calling for greater action on mental health worldwide. Representing Nigeria, we came together with 80 other participants from 14 countries, alongside creatives and Global Strategic Partners. Representatives came from...

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