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
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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,
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The fact is, they’re not even essential for looking beautiful.
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People who suffer from mental illness usually have periods of relapse. This article was written by one of our contributors Sitawa, who had a relapse three weeks ago. The relapse inspired her to write an article on how to overcome the blues caused by mental illness. See below:
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Some, mostly young, Nigerians are fighting the stigma of mental illness head-on. They are boldly talking about their conditions. On youth blogs, in online discussion forums and via social media, they're encouraging fellow youth who have endured years of stigmatization to come out and seek help. One of them is