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LOUD WHISPERS: Sheila’s Blues

LOUD WHISPERS: Sheila’s Blues

Years ago, I coordinated a documentary project with five other people. It involved shooting footage in six African countries over a period of two weeks. One of the crew members, let me call her Sheila, was married to another member of the team, I will call him David. Obviously, something was wrong with their marriage. […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Wolves and Sheep

LOUD WHISPERS: Wolves and Sheep

‘Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath they are ravenous wolves’ (Matthew 7:15) I arrived Lagos from Abuja around 10am one morning in February 2011. Shortly after I arrived, I got a phone call from a former colleague of mine in Accra, let me call her Mary. Her twenty-eight-year-old […]

Three Essential Mental Health Habits: Deep Breathing, Exercise, and Gratitude

Three Essential Mental Health Habits: Deep Breathing, Exercise, and Gratitude

Dorcas Omidoyin In today’s fast-paced world, taking care of our mental health has become more important than ever. While there are various ways to promote well-being, three fundamental habits stand out for their effectiveness: deep breathing, exercise, and gratitude. Incorporating these practices into our daily lives can have profound positive impacts on our mental and […]

Nigeria Election And Your Mental Health

Nigeria Election And Your Mental Health

By Janet Adeyemo Mental health is a critical issue in Nigeria, where mental illness affects a significant portion of the population. However, mental health challenges in Nigeria are often stigmatized and underreported, leading to a lack of awareness, inadequate resources, and limited access to treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in four […]

Mental Health Chat Room: PTSD associated with depression, suicidal tendencies

Mental Health Chat Room: PTSD associated with depression, suicidal tendencies

By Professor Taiwo Sheikh Welcome to this week’s “Mental Health Chat Room”, this is a chat room where we discuss the basics of our mental health in order to understand and have a full grasp of the rudiments of mental health and mental well-being. This is part of our mental health advocacy activities aimed at […]

Simone Biles Opens Up About How Sexual Abuse Affected Her Mental Health

Simone Biles Opens Up About How Sexual Abuse Affected Her Mental Health

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has always been forthright about her mental health. In July, she caused a media circus when she withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics team final and individual all-around competitions, later admitting that she’d quit taking care of her mental health amid the tremendous pressure to perform. Now Biles—the most decorated gymnast in […]

Identifying Your Stressors

Identifying Your Stressors

We all live with stress but we handle it differently. But then, maybe stress from work, daily hustle or bills are kinds of stress we have little or no control over and we always have to find a way to deal with it. But what do you do when the reason for the stress is […]

Develop Mental Toughness to Power Through 2021 and Beyond

Develop Mental Toughness to Power Through 2021 and Beyond

There were few more arduous tests of mental toughness than 2020, and as 2021 poses a continuation of those challenges, it’s apparent that mental toughness will remain at the top of the list. It’s one of the most underrated, yet critical, skills to master — not just this year, but for a lifetime in business. The […]

WHO Eritrea Boost of Maternal Health Services

WHO Eritrea Boost of Maternal Health Services

WHO Supplies vital health service delivery equipment to support the MOH Maternity Waiting Homes in remote areas to strengthen the delivery of essential maternal and Newborn health in Eritrea. The World Health Organization remains committed to supporting the Government of the State of Eritrea in its effort to achieve the Universal Health Coverage commitment for […]

World Mental Health Day: Fayemi’s Wife Canvases For institutional Framework For Tackling Mental Health Issues

World Mental Health Day: Fayemi’s Wife Canvases For institutional Framework For Tackling Mental Health Issues

  World Mental Health Day: Fayemi’s wife canvases for an institutional framework for tackling Mental health issues The First Lady of Ekiti State Erelu Bisi Fayemi has called on stakeholders in the health sector to urgently develop an institutional framework to respond to mental health challenges in the State. The Governor’s Wife gave this call-in […]

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