Healing Your Mental Health

Mental illness has many subtypes. Its spectrum ranges from major depressive disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar depression to post traumatic stress disorder. Because of the stigma related with mental illness, people are very reluctant in seeking professional help. Some stereotypes of seeking help include being unstable, crazy, undesirable or being deemed as social outcasts. People […]

No Man is an Island

Mental health issues are a huge concern in Africa, and as a Nigerian, it is safe to say we do ourselves a huge disservice in allowing ourselves to be blinded to it. The more we open up to discourse about what is really happening to people, instead of leaning solely on religion to take care […]

Because I love, I grieve

People experience loss daily. The grief felt as a result of loss is hard to deal with – let alone discuss and process. And, as a Nigerian-American, my experience has been that we often don’t talk about our emotions and many times veer away from topics that lend themselves to discussions about mental health. Unfortunately, […]

Bound No More

A number of aspects of Nigerian culture have maintained themselves as taboo throughout generations. Any iteration of mental crisis, like the suggestion that a loved one may be battling an unhealthy psychological state is often unacknowledged or stigmatized, and therefore not talked about in the ways that point towards healing. In engaging this topic we […]