Adolescent suicide and suicide prevention

Adolescent suicide and suicide prevention

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that a million suicide deaths occur every year. This translates into one suicide death, every 40 seconds. The number of attempted suicide annually, is about 20 times the number [...] The post Adolescent suicide and suicide prevention appeared first on Tribune. ...
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Mental health of women in the work place

Mental health of women in the work place

Sequel to the previous episodes about mental health in various work places (health care, educational and banking sectors), I have received critical feedback that my articles had not truly captured the mental health challenges that [...] The post Mental health ...
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Mental health in the work place IV: Education and banking sectors

Mental health in the work place IV: Education and banking sectors

This week is the fourth and concluding session on this year’s World Mental Health Day theme: Mental Health in the Workplace. Happy reading.   Case I: Banking Sector Tunde graduated with a first-class degree in [...] The post Mental health in the work pl...
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Mental health in the work place III: Nurses and allied health professions

Mental health in the work place III: Nurses and allied health professions

This is the third in the series, focusing on this year’s world mental health day theme: ‘Mental health in the work place. Ibukun had always loved the nursing profession and always knew that she was [...] The post Mental health in the work place III: Nurses...
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Mental health in the work place II: Medical Doctors

Mental health in the work place II: Medical Doctors

This week and indeed, throughout the rest of the months of October and November, I will continue dwelling on the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day Celebrations (10th October): Mental Health in the [...] The post Mental health in the work place II:...
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Fear, anxiety and phobias

Fear, anxiety and phobias

Agnes is a brilliant, 27-year-old software engineer with a multinational company and she is usually very confident in her abilities and accomplishments. However, she sometimes experiences intense worry and anxiety takes a toll on her [...] The post Fear, anxie...
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Psychological trauma of kidnapping: What can we do to help?

Psychological trauma of kidnapping: What can we do to help?

The spate of kidnappings for ransom across the country is becoming a source of concern. While the outcome can be unpredictable, ranging from loss of lives to the safe return of the kidnapped victim, it [...] The post Psychological trauma of kidnapping: What ca...
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Question and answer: Sessions about drug abuse

Question and answer: Sessions about drug abuse

This week, I will be responding to several questions sent by readers which all revolve around substance use. While I have tried to address them individually, I also thought it may be useful to others [...] The post Question and answer: Sessions about drug abus...
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How should we deal with negative emotions?

OJO is a brilliant 200 level undergraduate student who is however very shy and withdrawn and is frequently miserable. Tunde, his roommate, finds it very difficult to understand Ojo, as he always seems to have [...] The post How should we deal with negative emo...
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Are mental illnesses treatable?

Are mental illnesses treatable?

Tunde: Have you heard about Ade’s illness? Bayo: No, I have not heard. Is Ade ill? What happened to him? Tunde: He has gone mad; in fact, he has been taken to Yaba Psychiatric Hospital. [...] The post Are mental illnesses treatable? appeared first on Tribune...
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