Category Mental Health

OAP, Toke Makinwa Shares Practical Steps She Is Taking To Heal From PTSD

OAP Toke Makinwa is speaking up about her struggle with mental health. In a post shared to her Instagram, the 35-year-old disclosed that she has been struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sharing in the process, the exact steps

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Showing Kindness Linked To Better Mental Well-being

Kindness is fundamental to the human existence. To be kind means to be friendly, caring, generous, benevolent, considerate, respectful, fair and affectionate. A mental health advocate, Mrs Oyebola Adekoya, has said acts of kindness are linked to increased feeling of

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Experts Stress On The Benefits Of Early Psychological Counseling For Rape Survivors

Experts have called for early psychological counseling and proper treatment for survivors of rape to avert serious long term health consequences. The experts, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, and Immediate past President, Healthcare

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Understanding Why Some Nigerian Moms Are Killing Their Babies – Health Practitioner, Dr Sekela Gad-Briggs

The period post-birth is a truly delicate time for mums. Postpartum journey begins immediately after the birth of a child as the mother’s body -including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state. Now, there’s so much more

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19-Year-Old Woman, Geneva Ottavianvo, Who Developed Anorexia After Her ‘Toxic’ Ex-boyfriend Told Her He Was Into Thigh-gaps, Shares Her Story

A 19 year old girl student known as Geneva Ottavianvo, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, developed anorexia after her controlling boyfriend told her he was attracted to thigh gaps, making her skip meals so she can drastically slim down. Geneva in a

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Nigerian Mum, Mmanti Umeh Tells The Compelling Sad Story Of How She Conceived Her Twin Boys Who Just Turned 21

A Nigerian tech-consultant named Mmanti Umoh has shared her story to inspire women who are in her shoes. Umoh took to her Twitter page to tell the compelling albeit sad story behind the conception of her twin boys, KanKan and

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Experts Dish Out Healthy Coping Strategies That Could Help COVID-19 Survivors Avoid Mental Illness

The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has caused fears, distress, worry and pessimism all over the world. According to a non-profit academic medical centre in the United States, Mayo Clinic, when an outbreak is caused by a new virus, rumours and

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Research: Why Women Should Go Out With Girlfriends Twice A Week

Women have now found the perfect excuse to go out with the “girls” twice a week. If you enjoy going out with your girlfriends, you should do it more often as researchers have found that women who go out with

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How To Stay Positive During Coronavirus: Expert Shares 4 Habits To Transform Your Happiness

Our mental health is more fragile than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic. For Mental Health Awareness Month, an expert is sharing resources, tips and ways to protect your mental health. Some habits that take up just 21 minutes each day

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Anxiety: Reality TV Star, Kendall Jenner Shares Her Story To Create Mental Health Awareness

Anxiety is a widely suffered disorder that needs to be talked about, especially in this period and American model, Kendall Jenner has opened up about her mental health journey during the lockdown and before, and how she’s coping. Kendall has

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Here’s What 22-Year-Old Mum, Adisa Funmilola Did To Her 18-Month-Old Baby Who Was In The Way Of Her Dreams To Become A Lawyer

A 22-year-old mum, Adisa Funmilola, has taken out her frustration on her young child, and committed the most heinous crime against her own child. Adisa claims her baby stood in the way of her dreams to become a lawyer and

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Is Your Parenting Style Harsh Or Intrusive? Read This!

A new study assessed the quality of parenting and made really insightful findings on why some parents- mothers especially turn to harsh and intrusive parenting patterns. If you have observed yourself to be harsh or verbally abusive towards your children,

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Red Flags Parents Need To Watch Out For When It Comes To Children’s Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis -Expert

Amid the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic and isolation, our mental health is more fragile than ever. For Mental Health Awareness Month, experts are sharing resources, tips, and ways to protect your mental health. There’s plenty of advice when it comes

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New Study Accounts For How Adopted and Biological Siblings Respond Differently To Depression Caused By Home Environment

New research finds that children’s rearing environment has a meaningful impact on their risk for major depression later in life, and notes the importance supporting of nurturing environments when children are at risk. In the study, authors analyzed the health

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Singer, Selena Gomez Brings Awareness To How Fear Fuels Mental Health Issues As She Openly Discusses Being Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

Selena Gomez has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The singer, 27, openly discussed her bipolar diagnosis for the first time with Miley Cyrus on her Bright Minded Instagram Live series on Friday. After speaking about her donation to

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Five Reasons Why It May Become Necessary To Cut Ties With Toxic Family Members- Lifestyle Blogger, Sandra

When it comes to relationships with one-sided expectations,  at least, one person’s mental health is likely to be in harm’s way. Cutting ties with friends can be really tough but what happens if the toxicity you are trying to escape

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Suicide Note Left By 15-Year-Old Girl Is A Moral Instruction For All Parents

A 15-year-old girl has completely blindsided her parents and taken her own life but her suicide note is an eye-opener; one that reveals it was her parents that first blindsided her. The heartbreaking note left by the teenage girl showed

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Have You Found Meaning In Life? Answer Determines Health & WellBeing- Study

Over the last three decades, meaning in life has emerged as an important question in medical research, especially in the context of an aging population. A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found

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CHILD ABUSE: Experts Raise Concern On The Severe Long-term Health Problems Of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Abuses on children in Nigeria and the world at large keep rising on a daily basis and experts have raised concern on the severe long-term health problems of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on development into adulthood. According to Centers for

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Taraji P. Henson Gets Real On Her Struggles With Depression, Anxiety & Its Relation To Menopause

Taraji P. Henson may play one tough cookie as Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hit drama series “Empire,” but the American superstar actress and mum-of-one, is opening up more and more about her struggles with depression and anxiety. In a recent

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How Stress During Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Gender And Risk Of Preterm Birth- Study

A new study has identified markers of maternal stress, both physical and psychological — that may influence a baby’s sex and the likelihood of preterm birth. It’s becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child

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Why These Sets Of People Are At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease -Study

A Swiss scientists have claimed in the new research that people with less than average means who are unable to have quality sleep as a result of working long for long hours daily and residing in noisy, non-conducive neighbourhoods are

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National Association of Resident Doctors Raise Alarm Over Escalating Psychiatric Problems Among Nigerians

Many Nigerians used to view mental health issues as a western problem but that’s not nearly the truth going by the trends in recent years. The number of Nigerians with psychiatric issues is escalating, the National Association of Resident Doctors

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Psychologists Educate Parents On The Steps To Take Towards Handling Kids With Special Needs In A Better Way

The term special needs can be referred to a vast array of diagnoses and/or disabilities. Children with special needs may have been born with a syndrome, terminal illness, profound cognitive impairment, or serious psychiatric problems. Other children may have special

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Experts Describe Ways To Help Your Kids Cope With Bullying, Teasing, Or Mean Gossip

Most kids, teens and even adults are subjected to some sort of bullying at school and workplace. Having a child bullied at school is one of the greatest fears of parents and research has shown that this fear is well-founded.

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