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…

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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…

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Mental Health Right is Human Right: A Discourse on the National Mental Health Act

On the 27th of October, in observance of World Mental Health Day, CHELD held its mental health webinar titled “Mental Health Right is Human Right: A Discourse on the National Mental Health Right” The first speaker Dr. Ojo, the Coordinator of the National Mental Health Programme at the Federal Ministry of Health spoke on the…

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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,…

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