Category: Mental Health

World Mental Health Day, 2017: The Time to Address Mental Health in Nigeria is Now

Posted by cheluchi - April 7, 2017 - Blog, Mental Health, Non-Communicable Diseases, Opinion Column
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Recent events in Nigeria have brought to the fore the need to pay attention to mental health issues in the country. The suicide of a doctor on Third Mainland Bridge in March 2017, the suicides and attempted suicides of young persons in universities in the country, and the attempted suicides of older women in Lagos, […]

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Nigeria’s National Policy for Mental Health Delivery 2013

Posted by - February 5, 2015 - Blog, Mental Health
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“There are less than 150 psychiatrists in the country (around 1 per 1 million population) and very few neurologists., with many newly trained specialists leaving the country to work abroad. There are around 5 psychiatric nurses per 100,000 population and only very few other mental and neurological health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neurophysiotherapists, […]

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CHELD’s Mental Health Project

Posted by - May 16, 2013 - Mental Health

Mental health in Nigeria has been called the silent epidemic, and the forgotten issue.  Our mental health project seeks to make mental health matters visible, prominent, and by so doing create awareness, reduce stigma, increase public education, and change law and policy to expand the rights of, and better serve the needs of people suffering […]

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Mental Health Care in Nigeria: Has the Time Come?

Posted by - April 10, 2013 - Mental Health

Like many people in the 21st century, I spend time on Facebook. In the time since I set up my account, I have made new friends, reconnected with old ones, read startling news, seen several peculiar updates, and prayed for missing children.  But nothing has broken my heart as the pictures that were circulated on […]

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Addressing Mental Health Challenges and Inadequate Services in Nigeria

Posted by - April 10, 2013 - Mental Health

By Nonso Attoh (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria)   (Guest blog) Approaching the main gates of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus every morning, you are confronted with the sight of ahalf-naked, elderly-looking woman sleeping next to the gutter, surrounded by a motley assortment of garbage and clutter. Dishevelled, dirty, hair unkempt and […]

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