Tag: Mental Illness

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 8, 2021

Emotional abuse, Shame | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria this week

The conversation about the themes that make up our flywheel on the nonbinary blog are constantly evolving. We collate a ...

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 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 AminuJanuary 14, 2021

What we learnt from the touching experience of 3 Nigerian men suffering from mental illness

A frantic search for Digital Strategist, Ayodele Bandele – known simply as Dele, which lasted barely a day has turned ...

Our Journey Is JoySeptember 7, 2020

How we think about mental illness | The Daily Vulnerable

by Dami Odiachi Maybe it’s the same for depression. The other day I got an email from a reader. He ...

Our Journey Is JoyAugust 31, 2020

When things happen | The Daily Vulnerable

by Dami Odiachi Some people are battered by tragedy. Mother dies, father dies, murder, rape, violent assault, unemployment, ailments of ...

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 ...

Bernard DayoJune 10, 2019

Why did Punch Newspaper trivialise mental illness with this insensitive cartoon?

Mental illness has since stopped being a fringe topic, at least on Twitter wherein we constantly encounter suicidal tweets and ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 25, 2017

Opinion: The suicide cry for help that we often miss

by Isa Eneye Mubarak The problem about suicide is that one makes a permanent, irreversible, irrevocable treatment of a temporary ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 12, 2017

Opinion: Stemming soaring cases of mental illness in Nigeria

by Jide Ojo So many strange things are happening in Nigeria today that give goose pimples. Often times, I ask ...

ToluJanuary 16, 2017

#Impact365: “Mental health in Nigeria is shrouded in myth” | MANI aims to burst the myth and reduce stigma

Mental health is the state of a person’s psychological well-being and in Nigeria, the discourse of mental health is largely ...

RoqeebahOctober 30, 2016

Re: Pastor Sam Adeyemi | The mental riddle of the Nigerian thought process

If there ever was a book written to try to capture the Nigerian thought process, it would definitely have not ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2016

The Thread: “Mental illness is not your fault”

There’s a lot to be said about how we treat persons with mental illness in Nigeria. And in a way, ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2016

The Thread: How to deal with mental illness | The Sam Adeyemi tweets that shook the internet this morning

Pastor Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, tried to talk about mental illness,  and caused a bit of ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 20, 2016

Opinion: My friend, Ufan suffers from mental disorder…

by Eketi Edima Ette My friend, Ufan, has bipolar disorder. At first, what we thought were normal mood swings got ...

Ada IgboanugoJune 22, 2015

Graduate found dead after recovering from mental problem

A 28-year-old graduate’s body identified simply as Kehinde, was found in a well in Ketu. According to reports by PUNCH the victim ...

April 20, 2014

Stating your opinion & 6 other things you should NEVER feel guilty about

by Holly Cooper If you think you look smokin’ hot in that outfit, wear it as much as possible! If ...

November 14, 2013

Opinion: Clara Chime scandal – It’s governor’s wife in Government House, so what’s the problem?

by Josef Omorotionmwan It will be unfair to totally ignore the dilemma of Governor Chime. We are possibly looking at ...

November 13, 2013

SHOCKING: Man, 24, arrested for butchering his mother to death in Bayelsa

by ‘Jola Sotubo A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Bayelsa on suspicion of murdering his 67-year-old mother. The suspect, ...

September 28, 2013

A tale like no other: 7 members of the same family struck with (mysterious) mental illness

For the family of Mr Ogbonnaya Ani in Umuose Urobo, Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, life can’t ...

August 24, 2013

BIZARRE: Undergraduate ‘runs mad’ after buying loaf of bread in Oyo

by ‘Jola Sotubo Commotion erupted at the Eleyele area of Ibadan on Wednesday after a young man who seemed perfectly ...

May 30, 2013

Islamic radicals could soon be ‘cured’ by science, leading neurologist claims

A leading academic has claimed that religious  fundamentalism could soon be treated in  the same way as mental illness. Kathleen ...

April 21, 2013

Man arrested for having sex with a horse for 7 months (WATCH)

A man was arrested after he was caught with his pants down in his neighbour’s barn. A horse owner saw ...

January 29, 2013

“Jordan Ministries is an occult, almost all women there are divorced” – Mother of mentally ill member alleges [DETAILS]

by Chi Ibe Lagos State police are investigating a case  in which an elderly woman, Florence Omotehinwa checked her unwilling 40-year-old daughter, ...

January 25, 2013

Adebola Rayo: On dealing with mental illness (30 Days, 30 Voices)

  imagine that in a better society, I would have been diagnosed as a teenager. Nigeria needs to get to ...

January 16, 2013

#MentalIllness: No one can ‘choose’ to be mentally ill, and it has no regard for social status, tribe

by Rachel Ogbu There is no simple answer to the question: what causes mental illness as there are lots of ...

December 17, 2012

“I will kill you”: An American mother shares the gripping story of her 11-year-old mentally ill son

by Liza Long Friday’s horrific American national tragedy — the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook ...

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