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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. […]

3 Tips to Exercise Your Brain

3 Tips to Exercise Your Brain

We talk a lot about strength training around here. But have you ever thought about strength training your brain? After all, “Our memory is like a muscle,” top memory coach Jim Kiwk. That’s why he suggests practicing “neurobics” (or aerobics for your neurons) to enhance your brain capacity and fire up your memory. “Little things […]

Promoting Open Dialogues on Mental Health in the Workplace

Promoting Open Dialogues on Mental Health in the Workplace

Dorcas Omidoyin Mental health is an integral part of our overall well-being, and its significance cannot be understated. However, for far too long, discussions surrounding mental health have been shrouded in stigma and silence, particularly within the workplace. The pervasive stigma surrounding mental health often leads to individuals suffering in isolation, unable to seek the […]

8 Different Types of Depression

8 Different Types of Depression

Do you have depression? Whether you’re a college student in the middle of a major slump, a new mom who can’t pinpoint why she’s feeling so glum, or a retiree grieving over the loss of a loved one, that question isn’t an easy one to answer. We all feel sad at times. But depression is different. […]

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 […]

The Campaign For Quality And Accessible Health Care For Women And Girls

The Campaign For Quality And Accessible Health Care For Women And Girls

 The White Ribbon Alliance in collaboration with partners has launched the “What Women Want” campaign aimed at hearing directly from women and girls across Nigeria about how they define quality maternal and reproductive healthcare. “What Women Want” is a global advocacy campaign to provide quality maternal and reproductive healthcare for women and girls and strengthen […]