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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 […]

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

Today I was inspired to write because of two specific Facebook memories that came up in my feed today. The first was my #ThoughtforThursday post from 2015. Oddly enough, it’s even more applicable today, five years later. Who knew that something that I wrote five years ago would resonate so strongly today? What do you […]

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 […]

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