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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Happy days, sad days, annoying days, super joyful days – these emotions are very normal, as long as they don’t disrupt your everyday activities or cause you to get into trouble. However, if they start interfering with your life in an extreme degree, then it’s considered to be unhealthy. If you have extreme mood swings...
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If you suffer from dementia, severe or treatment resistant depression, severe mania, catatonia or schizophrenia; and conventional drugs do not have the desired effect, you could be a candidate for Electroshock therapy, now more often known as Electroconvulsive Therapy. The idea of having electricity course through your body might be a bit difficult to imagine...
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After my diagnosis I told my mother I was depressed, And she said: baby, it’s just the blues, Just like every song has an ending, This one would waltz right through. It’s been three years- I’m still “blue”. I told my father I was depressed, And watched the tears stream down his cheeks, With a heart...
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I remember the first time, about ten years ago, I came upon the word self-harm in a particular non-fiction book titled ‘Out of the dark’ written by Linda Caine and her psychotherapist. The story started off as portraying her as a contented wife and mother, then slowly, her deeply buried memories of a dark past...
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It is a poison inside of me Slowly, steadily consuming me It is this, this thing eating at me That has it hands clutching at me Its tethers deep in the heart of me Pushing life slowly out of me It is inside of me and surrounding me Gnawing at the essence and fabric of...
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I grew up reading books that highlighted honesty as the best policy, heck! It was even the name of a book… Even, most of the traditional folktales all said something along those lines… Trust me! I know, I used to come to the village a lot as a child, and the adults like to talk,...
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Some people might consider a mental illness a gift and go on and on about how it’s part of a journey in life and how it makes you strong. But me, I hate my mental illness with so much passion, it’s lucky it’s not human. I’d have punched its face into pulp. I’d have pushed...
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So, here’s the thing…. We all have someone (at least most of us do), who is battling with drugs, substance abuse and dependence. We might even be that person, because the truth is, you don’t really know a person until you know a person. And a lot of time, substance abuse doesn’t come with a...
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I think it’s safe to say that you’ve had your heart broken before; although many would rather form hard guy or girl and not admit it. Well, I have, and it was not pleasant, obviously. However, it’s part of life, I guess.  But heartbreaks in a Nigerian home is on a different level, or perhaps...
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