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As an introvert, I have convinced myself that being alone isn’t lonely. Introversion comes with self preferential quality and the ability to not need people. We talk about independence the way a kid talks about candies; a thing we are proud to have. Being overly independent and not needing anyone have become something I had...
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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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Pray! Pray they have always told me, We are the people of prayers Not of any sickness of the mind We are not of those of sickness of the soul There is no weakness in the spirits and hearts of the believer, they said. But in my heart is a a secret, Something has taken...
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Sister Priye, When they come in their numbers to offer condolences over the death of your child, you must simply tell them that it is the will of God. When the depression starts to creep in, you must intensify your prayers, Because depression is not for the children of God. When the suicidal thoughts trickle...
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