”This isn’t education” — Mental Health in Nigeria | part 3

Hello, today I’ll be talking about mental health in Nigeria, a familiar topic here. There are many things to talk about in relation to mental health in Nigeria. But today, I’ll be throwing blames at parents and the government in general. Last week, I come across a disturbing news about a school turned torture house.

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Write-cast — No. 01 | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nigeria.

My colleague posted about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) last month, this got me thinking. How do people in the north-eastern Nigeria handle this disorder? Do they get any therapy or counselling from the government? Do they really suffer from PTSD? How is their mental wellbeing? And why is everyone pretending this is not a big issue? I’ll try and answer these questions and tell you a bit about the long-time consequences of ignoring this issue.

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”I’m fine” – Mental health in Nigeria| part 1

I think it’s high time we start a conversation around mental health in Nigeria. Presently, the cases of suicide, anxiety and depression are increasing rapidly, particularly among young adults. To narrow things down, the rate of depression and anxiety among students is rising every year, and nothing is being done in Nigeria. The Nigerian government and educational institutions are just sitting on their hands and ignoring the fact that students, unemployed individuals, families and everyone one else are fighting mental health issues, like depression and anxiety.

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