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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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The media teaches us about people with whom we do not routinely interact. This constant flow of data gives us incessant social cues about the nature of other groups of people – including which groups of people should be praised or scorned. Media portrayals of those with mental illness often skew towards either stigmatization or...
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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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People living with mental illness may experience stigma and discrimination from family, friends, colleagues and the community in general. Sometimes the stigmatization may even make them feel worse than they already feel from the mental illness itself. Honestly, it can be tough dealing with any form of mental illness, having to be socially isolated is...
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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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