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People With Mental Conditions Chained, Abused In Nigeria

People With Mental Conditions Chained, Abused In Nigeria

Thousands of people with mental health conditions are chained and locked up in various facilities across Nigeria where they face terrible rights abuse, the Human Rights Watch said on Monday in its latest monitoring report. The report said detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation and traditional healing centres […]

World Mental Health Day – Speak Your Mind

World Mental Health Day – Speak Your Mind

Campaigning for better mental health support and investment is incredibly rewarding, but can be hard at times. So we should make time to celebrate each step forward, and today we have news we are thrilled to share. Today we are announcing the official start of a new partnership between the Speak Your Mind campaign and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

LOUD WHISPERS: Red Tomatoes

Sharon did not know how long she had been asleep for. She listened to the voices of the nurses in her room and the sounds of the medicine cart they were wheeling around. One of the nurses asked her if she would like to eat anything. She shook her head, but the nurse reminded her […]

Moving From Burnout To Balance

Moving  From Burnout To Balance

Until very recently, if you had asked me to make a list of all the things I valued, it wouldn’t have even occurred to me to put myself on it. The list would have everything I always wanted: a super job, a superman and an overall super life. But I wasn’t devoting any time or effort into […]

UK To Help Teens Tackle Mental Health Crisis Via Technology

UK To Help Teens Tackle Mental Health Crisis Via Technology

With new initiatives – some in school, others digital – professionals say they are now treating more children, reaching more minorities and, crucially, catching them all earlier For the British teachers grappling with a mental health crisis in the classroom, running a suicide watch or rushing psychotic pupils to the hospital can increasingly fall into […]

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Government and youth rights groups are expressing worry over the increase of suicide cases in the country, especially that the youth are most hit. According to police statistics, there were 133 suicide cases between September last year and June this year, affecting people of the age blanket 16 to 40. Youth civil rights activist Lucky […]

Six Out Of 10 Nigerian Women Have Mental Illness – Psychiatrist

Six Out Of 10 Nigerian Women Have Mental Illness – Psychiatrist

A university lecturer ‎ Dr Auwal Sani Salihu, has said six out of 10 women are suffering from mental illnesses while four out of 10 men also suffer from the same illnesses in Nigeria. Dr Auwal, said this in Kaduna at a workshop on mental illness organised by the Federal Nuero Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, Sokoto […]

Mental Health : Some Employees Are Under “Serious Level Of Stress And Anxiety” That Could Lead To Suicide

Mental Health : Some Employees Are Under “Serious Level Of Stress And Anxiety” That Could Lead To Suicide

CNN recently published an article looking inside Uber’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The SIU is tasked with handling severe incidents reported by passengers. An internal memo commissioned by Uber determined that SIU employees were overworked, underpaid and, at times, emotionally traumatized. The memo cited a “serious level of stress and anxiety of team members,” warning of mental health […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Prioritising Your Mental Health in 2019

I am focussing on mental health in a direct way at this time for a few reasons. As we enter into the New year and a more manic period with the impending presidential elections, there are already signs that it will not be without some casualties, which will cover a wide spectrum. In addition to […]

Extrovert, Introvert, Ambivert

Extrovert, Introvert, Ambivert

You like to go out, but you’re not one to party so hard you close down the bar. At work, you share ideas in meetings and also feel for those who stay quiet. You don’t identify with your best friend who can chat with anyone for hours, but spending an entire weekend alone would make […]

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