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mental illness

There is no greater moment of joy in a (marriage) union that couples cherish than giving birth to a child. Also, the most heartbreaking period is that moment when you have to admit that your child may be seriously ill. When a child is diagnosed with mental illness, such discoveries throw couples and parents off...
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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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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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Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood  has depicted over and over again scenes where someone believed to be evil confesses to a lot of heinous atrocities. Confessing to have killed people around him or her, or brought on misfortune to other people’s families, businesses or careers. Patience Ozokwor plays such roles convincingly well. Before the confession, the...
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Who is a Sociopath? A sociopath can be defined as a person with an antisocial personality disorder, exhibiting antisocial behavior that is usually a result of social and environmental factors in the person’s early life. Although often wrongly used interchangeably and sharing common traits like lack of empathy and remorse, moral deficiency etc, Sociopathy is...
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When I started working on this topic, I honestly took my time to try to understand if mental illness is an excuse for bad behaviour. Questions kept popping into my head, questions like ‘ If someone has depression, does that make it an excuse for their quick temper and cancellation of plans?’, ‘ If someone...
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Mental illness is a health state where our minds find it difficult to cope with the pressures thrown at us resulting in a chemical Imbalance in our brains. Unfortunately, some of us battling with one mental illness or the other have often been misread or shall I say misjudged by people around us. This prejudice...
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OPINION PIECE: MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA IS THE PRODUCT OF A CRIMINAL ANCESTRAL NEGLECT AND OUR PARENTS AND THEIR PARENTS BEFORE THEM, SHOULD BE ASHAMED. With the passing years come innovations and amazing discoveries in health that keep us in awe; the new age is here and we absolutely have our ancestors to thank, and why...
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