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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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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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