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Mentally Aware Initiative (MANI) Is Changing How Mental Health Is Perceived In Nigeria

Mental health disorders in Nigeria are widespread. The federal neuropsychiatric hospital in Lagos estimates that 21 million Nigerians suffer from mental illnesses excluding about 30 million unreported cases. Still there is significant neglect of mental health in the country, and those who evidently show symptoms are largely stigmatized. African Health

Is Depression Really Recognised In Africa?

By Ibukunoluwa Omotorera Owa   It's 1:05 on a Monday morning and there's an awkward silence between us, I can hear him breathing and I long to be by his side but I have to compose myself. I ask softly,   “are you talking to anybody else apart from me”?. There's a pause, then he replies,