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Monthly Archives: June 2018

People have a lot of uninformed perceptions about mental disorders. I term this as uninformed because many do not take time to research about this but form their perceptions based on sentiments that have been passed down to them. Receiving a bad perception from the progenitors without checking them and analyzing them critically is worse...
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Ah, this topic. I talk about depression so much these days, I’m beginning to feel like a mascot *insert favorite costume*. It’s not so funny but when you’re in a place where it is one of the most misunderstood issues and the most avoided as well, you find that there’s a need to keep talking...
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Years back, while seeking answers about my mental well being, I stumbled upon a 2001 American movie titled A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe as Professor John Forbes Nash Jr. Based on events from the Professor’s life and in part on the biography “A Beautiful Mind” by Sylvia Nasar, it tells the story of the...
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The burden of mental illness on productivity has long been underestimated, and with the rise in mental breakdowns, we thought to shed some light on ways to make the environment conducive for everyone – Case in study; Workplace. According to a WHO, employment provides categories of psychological experience that promote mental well-being, they include: A...
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Mental illness is a health state where our minds find it difficult to cope with the pressures thrown at us resulting in a chemical Imbalance in our brains. Unfortunately, some of us battling with one mental illness or the other have often been misread or shall I say misjudged by people around us. This prejudice...
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People living with mental illness may experience stigma and discrimination from family, friends, colleagues and the community in general. Sometimes the stigmatization may even make them feel worse than they already feel from the mental illness itself. Honestly, it can be tough dealing with any form of mental illness, having to be socially isolated is...
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So you have finally made it past that first hurdle of admitting to yourself that you need a professional for your mental health issues, and you want to see a psychiatrist or a shrink as some of us like to call them. However, you are not exactly sure how to go about it and you...
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What is in a Name? I would never have thought that I could ever be accused of substance abuse. I am a health professional for goodness sake! I know all the chemical bla bla bla of these drugs and their resultant effects; so I know not to indulge. I would never have made money as...
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According to World Health Organisation, mental wellness is defined as a state of emotional and psychological well-being whereby an individual can use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, meet the regular demands of everyday life and contribute to the society. Mental wellness can easily be affected if...
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Temple Grandin was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. Prior to that, no one in her family understood her, especially her father. He wanted her sent to a mental institution. But Temple’s mother stood her ground. She didn’t understand what was wrong with her daughter but she was not ready to send her off to...
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