Why do young people turn to drug abuse?

Why do young people turn to drug abuse?

mental-healthAkin and Abdul are room-mates in the university. Akin is quiet, shy and easy going while Abdul is more out-going, has numerous friends and is usually very popular wherever he goes. In terms of academic [...] The post Why do young people turn to drug abuse? appeared first on Tribune. ...
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Normal hyperactive children or a childhood disorder?

Normal hyperactive children or a childhood disorder?

Tunji’s mother is becoming worried that he is very restless and is always jumping up and down the house from morning till evening. She initially downplayed her worries, after all, everyone says boys are always [...] The post Normal hyperactive children or a ...
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Stereotypes, ethnoreligious hatred and the road to perdition Part II: What can we do?

Stereotypes, ethnoreligious hatred and the road to perdition Part II: What can we do?

Last week, we started a discussion on the negative trajectories that accompany stereotypes about our different ethnicities and religious groups. Stereotypes describe sweeping generalisations that we make based on the false assumption that all members [...] The...
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Stereotypes, ethnoreligious hatred and the road to perdition: Part I Act 1 Scene 1: Insults galore

Stereotypes, ethnoreligious hatred and the road to perdition: Part I Act 1 Scene 1: Insults galore

Emeka: This ‘Awusa’ people have come again ooo. How can Musa, an illiterate cowhand, want to be the Class Captain? Impossible. It is you Yoruba people that always tolerate this type of nonsense. You people [...] The post Stereotypes, ethnoreligious hatred ...
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Can mental illness be treated in hospital?

Can mental illness be treated in hospital?

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 Can mental illness be treated in hospital? appeared first...
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Can our thoughts impact our emotional well-being?

Can our thoughts impact our emotional well-being?

NATURAL HEALTHCAREThe Management of an Oil Company has decided to motivate junior staff by sponsoring the two most hardworking and pleasant staff on an all-expenses-paid vacation to New York in the United States. Ade and [...] The post Can our thoughts impact ...
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Understanding spousal violence

Understanding spousal violence

When a loved one become a terror, how do you deal with such a situation? Two recent high profile cases have dominated the airwaves in the past week. In Abuja last week, a young lady, [...] The post Understanding spousal violence appeared first on Tribune. ...
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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...
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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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