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Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood  has depicted over and over again scenes where someone believed to be evil confesses to a lot of heinous atrocities. Confessing to have killed people around him or her, or brought on misfortune to other people’s families, businesses or careers. Patience Ozokwor plays such roles convincingly well. Before the confession, the...
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Anxiety is a general emotion that accosts us as human beings. It usually manifests itself in worry and fear: fear of the unknown and the inability to know exactly what to expect. Anxiety manifests its self with very evident physical characteristics; trembling and unease. When it manifests itself as social anxiety it puts you in...
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DISCLAIMER: The history narrated in this work is fictitious and was constructed for the purpose of this work. The history of horror stories can be traced to a man called Richard Perlicks. Perlicks was from a little village called Swaltz, in what is Portland today. He was born in a family of 5,both parents, two...
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I’ve always loved colouring books and paintings; the strokes, the swirls, the faded creations, the strong hues, the ways some colours seemed to glint and bounce off each other, the emotions that kept falling in and out of place…mirroring the way I’m feeling at the moment. *Knock Knock* *Knock Knock* That sound of consistent knocking...
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Everyone once in a while gets anxious. You get anxious about an upcoming test. An upcoming meeting with an important person. Basically life gives gives us a thousand reasons to be anxious. But there are some persons out there that are in a constant state of anxiety. Individuals without anxiety disorder occasionally get anxious about...
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Anxiety… It is the world, coming fast at me. I can feel it closing in on me, My breath is stuck in my throat, It has struck my skull to numbness while my heart pounds away in my ears   Anxiety could be a friend that cripples you It sucks your breath and makes you feel as if you’re drowning. Your chest tightens and your hands becomes extremely sweaty. Life spirals all around you and you feel you’re going under. It’s that friend that seeks to take you under.   The world turns around in a dark canvas. A picture of all his demons painted before him. In these times, fear grips him and causes his chest to tighten. In these times, his knees starts shaking desiring to escape from his demons. Not knowing that his real demon is anxiety and it seeks his soul.   Even when things are going well I can feel my anxiety I feel it in the silence That comes after laughing out loud. I hear it on days You sleep off without sending a “love you text” My anxiety doesn’t make sense and I… …I can’t finish this poem Because my anxiety has turned My pen into a siren of insecurities.   I’m in an unhealthy relationship with my prison guard He caged me in a box and I can see the keys, but he won’t let me out And even if sometimes, he’s the only friend I can talk to My anxiety is my parasitic lover, he cannot help me.   Sweaty palms, doubled heartbeats. Red eyes, blushed cheeks. It was happening again and I sank deeply, Thinking of my buts, and ifs and maybes, I saw the question as he looked my way So I answered… I whispered. Love can’t take the anxiety away.   Anxiety could become...
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Nothing is more damaging to your confidence and self-esteem than being in an emotionally abusive relationship. Unlike physical abuse, which rears its ugly head in one-sided drama and emotional outbursts. Emotional abuse is a lot worse than physical abuse as the impact lasts much longer. Physical abuse has physical effects like bruises and cuts, but the...
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Christopher and Kareema are two people who have never crossed paths. Both struggling to cope with inexplicable mood swings that have left them baffled and confused. Christopher is a 25 year old who just got employed at a top ranking bank in the country. His mood alternates between these two; excessive enthusiasm and sharp irritability....
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In February, the teenage son of a family friend killed himself. He drank a whole bottle of a popular insecticide while on a short visit to his aunt’s home. His parents said it was a spiritual manipulation that caused him to spray a room with the insecticide and then lie down in it; even when...
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Also known as post-natal depression, Post-partum depression (PPD) is a form of depression that occurs after child birth and lasts for a long time. It comes with strong feelings of sadness, tiredness and worry, after having your baby, and they can last for a long time, with an onset within 4 weeks after delivery, so...
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