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Everyone avoided the bathroom since he died. It had become a disturbing crime scene by all standard; bloody white walls, wet crimson tiled floor, broken glass mirror, the oozing smell of cold blood, the appalling look of death…the horror living through that scene. Everyone avoided it, though in their heads and minds it haunted them...
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I always imagine who else sees the shards of glass and the dancing flames. The one that burns my soul and singes my heart. As the tiny droplets of rain slide down my window pane, I stare weakly at the red arrow going downhill, my work performance was dropping badly and I was becoming more...
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Have you ever met someone who has a terrible dress sense? Maybe a friend, relation, colleague or neighbor? And you are very sure it’s not about money, after all, with little money you can look good if you want to. Bend down select don finish? You have tried telling them but they never listen. You...
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DISCLAIMER :THIS IS A COMPLETE WORK OF FICTION. I tried to commit suicide today. I did not really harbor the thought for so long before I made moves to get it done. It’s no biggie. More effort is put into planning and executing the death of another than one’s own life. I bought the rope...
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My first draft was all about statistics – number of psychiatric hospitals, ratio of psychiatrists and psychologists to population… the usual numbers quoted whenever we deride the state of mental health clinical care in Nigeria. We all may not know the figures but there is a unanimous agreement that mental health is deeply neglected in...
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I turned the knob on the door in my room, it didn’t open, my heart skipped a bit. I turned it again, applying more pressure this time, the door refused to open. Yep, my heart positively sank this time. I have been locked indoors once again. I can’t define what I am feeling right now....
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Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects everything about a person; how they think, feel and even behave. Often, it’ll feel like they’ve lost touch with reality. Symptoms and Signs of schizophrenia As individuals differ, so will the symptoms and signs of schizophrenia will vary. We can however classify the symptoms into...
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The media teaches us about people with whom we do not routinely interact. This constant flow of data gives us incessant social cues about the nature of other groups of people – including which groups of people should be praised or scorned. Media portrayals of those with mental illness often skew towards either stigmatization or...
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Schizophrenia (pronounced skit-so-phrenia) is a mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions or relate with others. Okay, so now you understand or better still, have an idea of what schizophrenia is, here is a list of some things you didn’t know about this illness: If you or...
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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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Latest Posts
DEATH’S MODEL
How I got PTSD
The side of mental illness you do not see
Once upon a suicide
Cost of Psychiatric care in Nigeria
Newsletter
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