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Mental Health

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...
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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...
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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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My close circle can detail me accurately in a specific aspect, I am an enthusiast of Television Series. Running at the moment is The Resident, my top pick, a medical drama which beams its lens on the leaps and giant strides that has been achieved in the health industry and how technological innovations is playing...
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There is no greater moment of joy in a (marriage) union that couples cherish than giving birth to a child. Also, the most heartbreaking period is that moment when you have to admit that your child may be seriously ill. When a child is diagnosed with mental illness, such discoveries throw couples and parents off...
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Raise your hands if turning on your data connection is one of the first things you do in the morning. I’m sure if we took a census, 95% of people reading this put up their hands. It’s not surprising, social media has become an integral part of our lives and society generally. From tweeps to...
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Gbemi begin show sign of depression when she enter secondary school. According to her mama, she go lock herself inside house and she no go talk to anybody. Sometimes, she go just begin vex for everybody for no reason. Her teacher come complain to her mama as the matter don dey become serious well well,...
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Changes in season are such a beautiful thing that most people mark on their calendars. It brings a total change in virtually everything we see around us including the smell of the air we breathe, the color of leaves that beautifies the landscape, the clouds also changes form to give the skyline a new outlook....
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Tolu and Peter met each other during their first year in the university of Lagos, fell head over heels in love with each other and became inseparable since then. Years later, they started the marriage discussion with their families. Both families met and did the usual introductory ceremony. Everything seemed fine. However, the latter’s family...
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Persons with mental illness usually have to struggle with two major problems, how to cope with their symptoms and improve their health; and how to cope with society’s misconceptions about mental illness which is a major cause of stigmatization. Stigmatization deprives people living with a mental illness their full measure of human dignity, effective &...
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