Tag: stigma

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 ...

ToluMarch 23, 2017

“After praying for me, the Pastor had gay sex with me” | Watch ‘Veil of Silence’, a documentary on the lives of LGBT persons in Nigeria

Few days before the infamous Same Sex Prohibition Act was signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan, The Initiative ...

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 ...

July 21, 2014

Tunde Leye: For young people, this is how to remove the stigma of failure (Y! FrontPage)

by Tunde Leye As a nation, we are at the point where we need people who will take tremendous risks ...

December 2, 2013

From victims to activists: People around the world gather to mark Worlds AIDS Day (PHOTOS)

by Rachel Ogbu On December 1, people around the world gathered in groups to mark the annual World AIDS Day. ...

November 16, 2013

The Veil of Silence: TIERs for a society against sexual discrimination (WATCH)

by Akan Ido The human rights movement in Nigeria has undergone a lot of changes in the past few decades. ...

March 14, 2013

Adunola Ajuwon: There’s nothing wrong with being a sex counselor (30 Days, 30 Voices)

I don’t counsel under the shield of religion. I don’t tell you not to do it until you are married ...

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 : Mental illness stigma limits resources to help- William R. Isemann

by William R. Isemann When someone is battling a physical illness, people rush to help. Fundraisers abound for childhood cancer ...

November 7, 2012

Adenike Adebayo: Ramblings of a teenage mum (30 Days, 30 Voices)

I went through a lot but I found strength from within. Most of us go through stuff like this and ...

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