Suicide prevention

March 23, 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one million suicide deaths occur every year. This translates into one suicide death, every 40 seconds. The number of attempted suicide annually, is about 20 times the number […]

Bipolar mood disorders

March 16, 2017

What are mood disorders? Everyday mood is characterised by normal fluctuations as we wake up some days feeling excited and happy to get out of bed, while some other days, we don’t quite feel so […]

Mental illness and human rights

March 9, 2017

Example 1:Bolanle is eight years old and the third child of a wealthy family. However, it became clear as she was growing up that she was very slow to speak and appears not to be […]

Mental health needs of the elderly: Dementia

February 9, 2017

Chief Afolabi is a 73-year-old, retired Ambassador and a highly-respected citizen of the community. However, over the past few years, there has been some concerns over his behaviour. In one instance, he went on his […]

Epilepsy and mental health

January 26, 2017

Musa is an undergraduate student who is on his way back to school, after spending the inter-semester break with his parents here in Ibadan. While waiting at the motor park for the bus to fill […]

Women’s mental health

January 19, 2017

Women are often the guardian of the family’s wellbeing and functioning. The social fabric of society is usually determined more or less, by the influence of women through child rearing and values that are passed […]

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