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Titilope is on the verge of putting to bed, she and her husband had waited in bated breath for the EDD – expected day of delivery. This is not her first, in fact, during her last child delivery, the birthing process was effortless, as if she was midwifed by one of the biblical Hebrew women....
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Last night, happiness came visiting again Afraid of rejection He silently stole into my room He sang not serenades Not did he woo me with the Shakespearian Sonnets His feathery touch took my soul on the path of healing As he wiped away the tears that I cried in my sleep And when I turned...
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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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Also known as post-natal depression, Post-partum depression (PPD) is a form of depression that occurs after child birth and lasts for a long time. It comes with strong feelings of sadness, tiredness and worry, after having your baby, and they can last for a long time, with an onset within 4 weeks after delivery, so...
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Ah, this topic. I talk about depression so much these days, I’m beginning to feel like a mascot *insert favorite costume*. It’s not so funny but when you’re in a place where it is one of the most misunderstood issues and the most avoided as well, you find that there’s a need to keep talking...
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According to World Health Organisation, mental wellness is defined as a state of emotional and psychological well-being whereby an individual can use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, meet the regular demands of everyday life and contribute to the society. Mental wellness can easily be affected if...
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Happy days, sad days, annoying days, super joyful days – these emotions are very normal, as long as they don’t disrupt your everyday activities or cause you to get into trouble. However, if they start interfering with your life in an extreme degree, then it’s considered to be unhealthy. If you have extreme mood swings...
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If you suffer from dementia, severe or treatment resistant depression, severe mania, catatonia or schizophrenia; and conventional drugs do not have the desired effect, you could be a candidate for Electroshock therapy, now more often known as Electroconvulsive Therapy. The idea of having electricity course through your body might be a bit difficult to imagine...
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After my diagnosis I told my mother I was depressed, And she said: baby, it’s just the blues, Just like every song has an ending, This one would waltz right through. It’s been three years- I’m still “blue”. I told my father I was depressed, And watched the tears stream down his cheeks, With a heart...
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It is a poison inside of me Slowly, steadily consuming me It is this, this thing eating at me That has it hands clutching at me Its tethers deep in the heart of me Pushing life slowly out of me It is inside of me and surrounding me Gnawing at the essence and fabric of...
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