Tag: mental health

YNaijaFebruary 11, 2023

Accept your husband’s side chick for better mental health – Actress Kudirat Ogunro advises women

Kudirat Ogunro, alias Kudi Alagbo, a rising Yoruba actress and director, has encouraged married women to accept the reality that ...

Ado AminuAugust 25, 2021

This is how Churches and Mosques come in to change the narrative on mental illness stigma

There is a trend lately of Nigerians discussing mental health and lamenting the stigma attached to it – arguably due ...

Ado AminuJune 4, 2021

Lack of accessibility may be pushing Nigerians to self-diagnose mental illness, but it doesn’t have to be the only way

However slow going, the conversation on mental illness continues to shift from the dark place of shame and silence it ...

Ado AminuMay 24, 2021

3 Nigerians share lessons they learned in therapy that changed their lives

A practising therapist’s advice once taught me to never frame a piece of advice received from a therapist as “my ...

Ado AminuMay 7, 2021

Peer pressure is a major contributor to Nigeria’s mental health crisis

The notion of peer pressure being bad for business is not new to anyone raised by Nigerian parents. In every ...

Ado AminuMay 6, 2021

Nigerians on managing their mental health without therapy

Managing mental illness can be daunting even where access to therapy is easy. And Nigeria is not a place where therapy ...

Ado AminuMay 6, 2021

We spoke to 3 survivors of sexual assault to unmask a sliver of the trauma of rape

The trauma of sexual violence is an oft-mentioned and well-studied phenomenon that is the reality of millions of women and ...

Ado AminuApril 30, 2021

7 tips to stay sane while living in Nigeria | A psychotherapist’s guide

Restless and tense. A sense of impending danger or doom. Difficulty controlling worry. A strong urge to avoid things that ...

Ado AminuMarch 30, 2021

Suicide is on the rise and all we have is a mindless political leadership

How do you convince a government to declare a state of emergency on the increasing rate of suicide? Specifically, how ...

Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

Kanye West is a successful ‘mad person’ | What this means for people living with mental illness in Nigeria

There are a thousand and one reasons to centre conversation today around America’s richest ever black billionaire, Kanye West. For ...

Ado AminuDecember 9, 2020

Davido’s public grief could start a revolution of men expressing their feelings

Popular singer, David Adeleke, known by his stage name ‘Davido’ has come out to say,  “I’m tired of being strong, ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 15, 2020

‘Panic Cards’ do the trick for mental health issues and Mentally Aware Nigeria is leading this | #EndSWAT

by Adewale Alabi The #EndSWAT protests in Nigeria is taking quite a lot of twists and turns. It is now ...

Nelson C.JSeptember 29, 2020

Why are Nigerians taking Rema’s emotional outburst as fodder for bants?

All of Monday, social media saw a frenetically outspoken side of Rema in a string of tweets, some cryptic, others ...

Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

Why Nigerians needs to rethink their stance on homophobia

“They say I use pampers because I’m gay,” a gay man recounts to the Bisi Alimi Foundation in 2017. “They ...

Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Art stands a viable mental health cure but why do we still ignore this?

On an extraordinary Sunday morning in May, two dozen health workers, donned in scrubs and face masks followed the smooth ...

Ifeanyi OgboJuly 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Let’s talk about mental health

People going to therapists or talking about their mental health is a thing I mostly see on TV shows. Foreign ...

Chude JideonwoJune 8, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | It’s actually simple

Life is actually simple. You’re in a relationship that’s hurting you? Step out of it. It’s a marriage and you’re ...

Bernard DayoJune 30, 2018

The return of Tee Billz to Instagram and the exorcism (we hope) of past demons

After a 8-month hiatus, head honcho of 323 Entertainment Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz, returned to Instagram at around past ...

Omoleye OmoruyiFebruary 20, 2018

Today’s Noisemakers: Timaya, Bisi Alimi, Akinwunmi Ambode and, the advice on mental health issues

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

musicblogNovember 29, 2017

[The Music Blog] Burna Boy opens up about mental health and going into therapy

In a recent interview with Beat FM, Burna Boy discussed a range of topics, including his relationships, an upcoming live ...

EzinneNovember 2, 2017

The Thread: How I saved my friend from committing suicide

The Third Mainland bridge in Lagos has become a popular spot for those who want to bring a finality to ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 21, 2017

Opinion: Many are “mad” but few are roaming

by Aigbokhan Emmanuel Stigmatisation and discrimination against the mentally disabled is a practice, albeit dispiriting, that pervades every culture in ...

SponsorJune 30, 2017

Science Cafe Lagos holds talk about Mental Health

Do you know what mental health is? Would you like to know what it really means? Do you have questions ...

Op-ed EditorJune 27, 2017

Poetry: Depression

by dijiaderoGBA   Sometimes, I want to talk. Sometimes, I want to cry. Two sides of life. One for the ...

Op-ed EditorApril 29, 2017

Opinion: The growing problem of untreated dementia in our elders

by Tony Ogunlowo   Just recently a picture of a half-naked elderly woman surrounded by a lynch mob appeared online ...

Op-ed EditorApril 25, 2017

Ugochukwu Nnamdi Ukamba: How is my attempt to kill myself anybody’s business?

by Ugochukwu Nnamdi Ukamba On Sunday 19th March 2017, one Dr Allwell Orji ordered his driver to stop his vehicle ...

musicblogApril 19, 2017

[The Music Blog] Music for the pain: 5 pro-tips to help you curate the perfect playlist to combat anxiety

Music they say is the ultimate form of empathy. Presumably, this is why sound therapists have spent years of researching ...

Op-ed EditorApril 8, 2017

Opinion: But why would a doctor commit suicide?

by Obinna Nnewuihe There was a way he looked at me that made me feel uneasy. I mean here I ...

Op-ed EditorApril 8, 2017

Opinion: The danger in spanking children

by Oluranti Fatoye A parent has an interesting and often conflicting duty: keep the child safe, but paradoxically let the ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 31, 2017

Opinion: Stemming the rising cases of preventable deaths in Nigeria

by Jide Ojo I am deeply worried about the rising cases of terminal sicknesses, auto accidents and suicides in Nigeria. ...

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