Are 1 in 5 Nigerians Struggling with their Mental Health?
A mental disorder or illness is a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and or behaviour, resulting in an inability to cope with life's ordinary demands and routines. The government has said at least 40 million Nigerians are suffering from one form of mental disorder or the other.
This Day, 13 November 2018
The federal government yesterday said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders. Read more »
Nigeria: Is One in Every Five Nigerian Mad?
Vanguard, 12 November 2018
The Federal Government on Monday said no fewer than 40 million Nigerians are suffering from one form of mental disorder or the other. Read more »
Nigeria: Tackling Nigeria's High Suicide Rate
African Arguments, 30 October 2018
Nigeria has the 15th highest suicide rate worldwide. Some survivors are now taking it upon themselves to provide support where it's needed. Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 5 November 2018
Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven't included African people - either as researchers or as participants.… Read more »
Hundreds of people with real or perceived mental health conditions remain chained in prayer camps in Ghana, one year after the government pledged to enforce a ban on shackling - ... Read more »