Tag "Mental Health"

Mental Health Bill: Network commends FG

The Founder, Nigerian Mental Health Network, Mr. Chime Asonye, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the National Mental Health Bill 2021, into law. He, however, urged incoming administrations to

Health Minister tasks military on mental health awareness

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has urged the military to increase awareness on mental health among its personnel toward addressing impact of post-trauma and stress disorder among troops.

Mental Health: 1 in 4 Lagosians struggles with clinically diagnosable mood disorders – Sanwo-Olu

State to create strong network of operations with private sector to curb menace The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, decried the growing scourge of poor mental health

UNICEF warns on impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

Says 1 in 6 young Nigerians aged 15-24 often feel depressed or have little interest in doing things Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their

Stop self-stigmatisation – Psychiatrist charges people managing mental illness

Medical Director and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Pinnacle Medical Services,  Dr Maymunah Kadiri, has charged Nigerians managing mental health to stop self stigmatisation, saying it does more harm than societal stigmatisation. Speaking at

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Depression tops list of ill health causes, new WHO estimates reveal

Over 300 million people now living with depression worldwide DG  calls for re-think on countries’ approach to mental health Depression increases risk of substance use disorders,  diabetes,  heart disease etc GENEVA

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HEWAN holds Symposium on mental health

Eminent Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Adebayo is expected to lead discussions at the 7th annual symposium of the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) which kicks off on Friday. A statement