Nigeria’s Path to Vision 2030 on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) The destructive traditional practice known as female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the removal of the external female genitalia entirely or in part, along with other injuries to the female genital organs performed for non-medical reasons. Each country has its justifications for female genital mutilation (FGM) even though female genital mutilation (FGM)…

The Urgency of Suicide Prevention in Nigeria: A Call to Address Mental Health Challenges Amidst Economic Crisis

The recent tragic incident involving the suicide of 32-year-old banker Amarachi Ugochukwu has brought to light the pressing need for increased awareness and action regarding mental health issues, particularly within the workplace. The distressing note left by Amarachi included concerns about the state of the economy and the resultant hardship she was facing as well…

A Legal Examination of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Nigeria

Introduction The ability to lead happy lives is intricately tied to our mental health, a vital component of human well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act daily. It also influences our relationships, productivity, and overall quality of life.[1] Unfortunately, mental health issues are a global concern,[2] and one of the gravest consequences of…

2023 Mental Health Day: CHELD Sensitises Students on Balancing Studies with Mental Health Needs

As part of its activities to mark the 2023 World Mental Health Day, CHELD organised an interactive session with students of Kuramo Senior College, VI to teach them the importance of balancing their academic demands with their mental well-being.   Some of the topics covered during the session include: overview of mental health, its myths,…

World Mental Health Day 2023 Awareness Walk, University of Uyo

CHELD partnered with the students of the psychology department, University of Uyo to organise an awareness walk to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The purpose was to sensitise the students and the entire community on the importance of mental health to a person’s overall well-being. The walk commenced at the Department of Psychology and traversed…