In Nigeria, issues of mental health and its awareness is spreading fast. In the past, naked or half-clothed individuals who roamed the streets or cities formed the perception of mental illness in Nigeria, as these persons were referred to as lunatics because they lived and ate garbage from the streets. Moreover, people widely believed that their condition was incurable; therefore, leading to a lack of adequate treatment.
World Health Organization states that mental health is an essential component of health, as it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This definition implies that mental health is critical to a person’s ability to think, operate and interact with his environment, earn a living and enjoy life.
According to Unicef, this is the number of women and girls in Nigeria who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is not exactly taboo in this country, the practice is so common that it is not differentiated from other medical procedures.
Heartbreaks are essentially an interesting phenomenon, not necessarily the term you were expecting, but isn’t it? Love is a beautiful thing when feelings are mutual between two parties. Still, unfortunately, both parties may make commitments that no longer meet up, resulting in mutual or non-mutual separation. However the case may be, breakups hurt. We often describe the gushing sensation of a breakup as the “state of being broken-hearted” because, indeed, the heart is breaking (though not physically).
Health is a foundational investment in human capital and in economic growth. Without good health, children are unable to go...