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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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The silence hits different tonight. My chest is tighter than usual, and I can feel myself leaving my body. There is so much pain. I am in so much pain. I didn’t expect death to be this painful. I am not dead yet. Death isn’t sudden. It has never been for someone like me. It...
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You see them everyday, wares balanced precariously on little heads Shoulders bent from carrying the world Dripping in the rain, sweating in the sun, shivering during the harmattan. They are the denizens of traffic “Ice cold minerals!” “Buy you gala here Aunty!!” “Pure water, pure water!!!” They call out fervently in hope Eyes forever searching...
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“It’s hard being the only sibling to my visually impaired younger brother,” a friend of mine, Tayo, once said during one of our conversations. “Why is that?” I asked. “Well, because you’re often treated like a lesser cousin and not an actual child by your own parents.” Came her pained response. Likewise, there is a...
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Helping kids and teens make the right choices about alcohol and drugs are very important. Some surveys reveal that kids who feel comfortable talking to their parents about alcohol are less likely to indulge in those habits.
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“Attention seeker” “I’m also in your shoes” “I had it worse but here I am” “I failed several times but nothing happened. I’m still alive” “I have a bad marriage too, so what’s your problem” “You can’t go through with it, weakling!” “You’re just ungrateful for life” “You’re not the only one feeling the bad...
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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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