mental health

Worrying is a part of life. Often, we find ourselves concerned over various circumstances in our lives, be it financial needs/commitments; emotional needs; concerns over our jobs, etc. However, there is a thin line between normal worry and what psychologists call general anxiety disorder, which is a form of anxiety that affects many people. Generalized...
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Oga John is a short tense film drawn from our present-day encounter, narrating the subject matter of “mental health” and colliding two worlds apart. It explores the use of cinematic storytelling, which is rarely employed in Nollywood movies. In his little cramped shop, Oga John attends to a customer; a middle-aged woman in a native...
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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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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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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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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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Schizophrenia (pronounced skit-so-phrenia) is a mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions or relate with others. Okay, so now you understand or better still, have an idea of what schizophrenia is, here is a list of some things you didn’t know about this illness: If you or...
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DISCLAIMER: The history narrated in this work is fictitious and was constructed for the purpose of this work. The history of horror stories can be traced to a man called Richard Perlicks. Perlicks was from a little village called Swaltz, in what is Portland today. He was born in a family of 5,both parents, two...
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So you have finally made it past that first hurdle of admitting to yourself that you need a professional for your mental health issues, and you want to see a psychiatrist or a shrink as some of us like to call them. However, you are not exactly sure how to go about it and you...
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