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Social Support

Social support is basically a network of family, friends, neighbours, and community members who are available to give different types of support in times of need to. Social support enhances quality of life and provides a buffer against adverse life…

Mood Disorders

At some point in our lives, we have used the word MOOD. In fact, we make statements like “I am not in a good mood”, “I feel moody” etc. One thing we might not know is that as normal as…

Myths and Facts

For a long time, people have had some opinions about mental health problems. Most of these opinions are however not based on accurate information, but on stereotypes and suspicions, thereby leading to a cycle of stigma and discrimination. Here are…

Coping Mechanism

What is a coping mechanism? Coping mechanisms are the approaches people employ – irrespective of the uncertain, stressful, or traumatic situation – to help deflate, manage, and survive the pain and/or emotions while maintaining normalcy in their emotional and mental…

My Drug Use Journey

My drug use journey started in my 4th year while in secondary school. There was a day we were supposed to have a football match and all the players were in the hostel preparing to go to the football field.…

 Meet Your COVID Frontline Workers

Meet Your COVID Frontline Workers

HEALTH CARE WORKERS RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK Please can we get to know you? My name is Oluwatofunmi Gbenedio, I am a Medical Doctor. What is your role as a healthcare worker in dealing with COVID? My job required…

Self-Isolating

SELF-ISOLATING For Individuals Staying Alone It is well understood that being cut off from one’s normal life can be emotionally and mentally stressful. One way in which one can cope with this stress is to understand that certain events are…

Managing COVID-19 Related Stress

Managing COVID-19 Related Stress Being sick is never a good feeling, but testing positive to corona virus creates a state of mixed feelings and constant anxiety. As the corona virus continues to spread, so does the anxiety and other overwhelming…

What is COVID-19?

WHAT IS COVID-19? COVID-19 is a new type of virus under the family of the corona virus. Although there is no accurate report on the origin of the virus, it first emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan China, and has…