These creatives are using their voice and skills to raise awareness for mental health

The new edition of #SAVE – Creatives for Mental Health Awareness is ongoing. The program is put together by Love, Peace and Mental Health Foundation (LPM).

LPM Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting mental health wellness and awareness among Nigerian youths. The organization also caters to persons affected by mental illness and disorders by providing access to mental health care and services. LPM utilizes creative avenues and alternative forms to change the perception of mental health in Nigeria and the stigma that surrounds it.

Using various forms of advocacy, LPM educates communities and families of mental health survivors about the general and basic knowledge of the importance of mental health through their platforms @ProjectGetNaked – (A photo campaign involving influentials and famous faces), MH-SPA – (Mental Health Support Groups for Persons Affected) and #SAVE.

Some of the participants of the previous edition of #SAVE include; Osa Seven, Stacey Ravvero, Anuel Modebe, Vanessa Nwaeze, Abe Ogunlende, Frederick Archibong, Lanre Ayorinde and many others.

As part of the #SAVE program, creatives lend their voice and craft to raise more awareness of the issues of mental health and wellness. There are different categories such as Visual Arts, Photography, Filmmaking, Writing, Music, Acting and more. Each participant is required to create a piece inspired by mental health and speak to the issues of mental health including the stigma surrounding it.

The participants of the new edition of #SAVE are; Moses Akerele, Moses Ipadeola, Jorge Wong, Joanne Ojeifo, Ella Chikezie, Toju Clarke, Debo Odukoya, Nanya Ijeh, BVNK, Raldie Young, Nwanji Onyebuchi, Tega Salubi, Eric Nwanso, Chiedozie Dike, Temi Ami-Williams, Mayowa Aboah, Faith Adele, Olasunkanmi Olayanju, Williams Anuoluwapo, Ilupeju Sherrif and Annuli Roseline.

The 2020 edition of #SAVE – Creatives for Mental Health is supported by Heartland Alliance Nigeria, YNaija, Olorisupergal and Boyc.

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