Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative is Nigeria's largest youth run and youth focused mental health organization. We are a community of young people who are motivated to fight stigma and create an environment that makes it possible for people to seek care for their mental health without fear of discrimination.
We are driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.
By developing and supporting the advocacy of mental health, we work to increase awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness. We also encourage people to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between young people and the mental health community.
We are focused on removing the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and creating a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues. As an organization, we aim to achieve this through online campaigns especially via our social media channels. We will also organize grassroots sensitization in rural communities, workshops, seminars, partner events.
We are well within the time of the Social Media, and these apps have come to serve as the platform for people to share their lives publicly, in real time. In these times where suicide rates are rising across the world, we have to now recognize that Social Media is the New Suicide Note, and we all have to listen.
Victor Ugo, 2017.
- Yoga and mindfulness serve sometimes as therapy for both stress and some other forms of mental illness. We are partnering with yoga and mindfulness experts to organize events in open quiet spaces, targeting both service users and anyone that would be open to benefiting from the refreshing nature of both practices.September 22, 2018
- Every year, In commemoration of the World Mental Health Awareness Week in October, we will hold an eat-out where young people can come together, have fun and most importantly discuss mental health issues and how to call the public and government’s attention to them. We are always looking for partners, so drop us line if...October 13, 2018
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