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Darkness came visiting last night Singing a serenade so lovely That my heart wept He invited me on a date To all the places I’ve always dreamt of going He said we would cruise the land of Àrán* And feast with the Ìlọfà* Together we would dance to the beats of Gángan* And swish our...
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Do you want to discover more about your mental health and create more awareness on mental health and several aspects there is to it? Well, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) is bringing every information to your phone – simply be a part of the forthcoming mental health Virtual conference.  #MANIVCON2018 A mental disorder can be unpredictable...
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*Based on a Real life Story. The names of people and places were changed.*   The first time I heard the story about ‘The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf’, my math teacher was telling me about lies and truths. “Scream for help, only if wolf is really coming for you, because if not, nobody will...
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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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I need the crowd My demons are crowd-shy But I’m all alone So they are here again The demon in my dreams We sleep together at night The light chases them away But lately they’ve become bolder   Oh the walls of my room Why have you forsaken me? The demons have made you their...
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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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From the edge of Denial It is over I am not doing fine I am tired of hiding behind fake smiles I can’t keep living this way This is not right, it is not normal, And most importantly, it is not my fault, I have wished and I have prayed, I have cried and I...
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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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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. At MANI, we help connect people seeking help with trusted mental health professionals, offer direct counseling via our suicide/distress hotlines and act as support to their...
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