Public psychiatric hospitals and services in Nigeria

A lot of people ask me about where they can get psychiatric services in Nigeria, and I’ve been meaning to make a list for a long time. And now, here it is.But first, a few things. First, allow me to give you a brief history of psychiatric services in Nigeria, as this helps explain the way I categorise the […]

World Mental Health Day 2015: Dignity in Mental Health

“You’ve started again, abi? Your madness has started again.” Sade stared at her father. “Yes, daddy. I’ve started again. Shey I’m your mad daughter? I’ve started o, you hear? I’ve started!”  And she turned around and stormed out, tears streaming down her face. How dare they try to take away her right to be upset? […]

Mental Health First Aid (a post for World Mental Health Day 2015)

Hello! Nice to have you over here. I’m glad you came to check out this extra resource. So in the spirit of the theme of World Mental Health Day 2015, “Dignity in Mental Health,” it’s a good time to talk about how we can support people with mental illness. So here’s a helpful approach to something called mental […]

How to recognise schizophrenia in yourself or someone you love

This is the second in a short series of posts on schizophrenia which I’m writing in commemoration of the theme for the 2014 World Mental Health Day (October 10): “Living With Schizophrenia.” If you haven’t read my first post, you can find it here. (The link opens in a new tab, so you’ll have no problem […]

Schizophrenia: The mental disorder people call “madness”

October 10 every year is World Mental Health Day, and the theme for this year is Living With Schizophrenia. In commemoration of the theme, I will be talking about schizophrenia in this post, and in the follow-up posts. Olujimi wasn’t sure when it started, but he knew for sure by the middle of March that something […]

Coming Soon: World Mental Health Day 2013—Mental health and older people

Did you know there is a World Mental Health Day? You didn’t? It’s every year, on October 10. That’s in two days’ time, on Thursday. And the theme this year? MENTAL HEALTH AND OLDER PEOPLE.   by  gaspi *yg  So, to commemorate that, I’ll be blogging this month on just that subject: how mental illness affects the […]

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