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“Baba Agba” “Marvelous — Sabi Chop Winner” “Skeleton dey barb afro” “McFerdinand was here” “It is only a fool that doubts proof” I stood at the classroom door, staring at the funny inscriptions the students had on the wall. The dirty wall would have been perfect for graffiti if the students had someone to teach them. The...
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We often say to ourselves, “last last we go dey alright”, “it is well’ “such is life” and all manner of things just to give us the latent strength required to live through to the next day. However, is it really well and alright? When you become emotionally numb, you lose the ability to feel...
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I can feel it coming, Like the waves rolling towards the shore. I can feel the curtains coming down, Like they do after a play, Blotting out the light and everything in sight. Like the harbinger of doom and plunging me into darkness, The curtains are coming down, And I retreat into the darkness with...
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We have been visiting secondary schools across different local governments in Lagos and Oyo state to train teachers and parents on early identification of mental illnesses, and kids on how to take care of their mental health. This project, sponsored by ACT FOUNDATION kicked off earlier this year and the impact has been terrific. Few...
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…Someday, a little of that light will find it’s way into my heart. Till then, I wait. I thought about ending it again, today. Seated on the balcony of my empty apartment, surrounded by crickets and night flies and butterflies and worms, I thought about going over to the great beyond. I hadn’t thought about...
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“Happy people are sometimes sad deep inside…” Self-harm is when one intentionally inflicts physical pain on themselves, this can be in the form of cutting, bruising and burning. Cutting is making small cuts on one’s body, usually the arms and legs. Sometimes, this happens when people can’t handle emotional pain, intense anger or frustration and...
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Our emotions and thoughts are fleeting and do not define us. Remember that you will not always feel this way about yourself. If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, the first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Many people experience suicidal thoughts and feelings and the great news is that a...
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Suicide is an epidemic not just in Nigeria but in the world at large with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that each year approximately one million people die from suicide globally, which represents one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20...
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youths. According to Jason Foundation, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. It’s a huge epidemic and it’s more important than ever that work is actively done to curb...
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‘She don dey craze’….. We hear statements like this all the time; they are used loosely and sometimes meant to be a joke. However, it is all fun and games until you actually have to visit a loved one in a psychiatric hospital. When you are involved, you’d realise how much of a serious issue...
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