Who We Are
TalkNaija.org was founded, by Nigerians for Nigerians, to help reduce the stigma faced by those with mental health conditions in the Nigerian community home and abroad. Talk Naija strives to equip those with mental health conditions with the resources to amplify their voices and to be able to share their stories to help empower and encourage others to seek treatment.
"TalkNaija is building a community to humanize and destigmatize mental illness within the Nigerian community."
We aim to do this by sharing people's stories of their own journeys with mental health issues and awareness, dispelling myths through guest experts, providing resources for those struggling as well as their families/support systems, providing a space for people to have seemingly tough conversations and ask questions in an area with no judgment, and ultimately encouraging those affected, in any way, to seek treatment.
Donate to a specific project need, for example to “ 20 euros for a wheelbarrow ”, or else to a project generally e.g. “Building a school in Mombasa, Kenya”. You can always donate anonymously. Rather than a one-off donation, you can become a monthly donor. Also a possibility with many projects: donations in kind or donating your time as a volunteer.
Rate it if you happen to know the project manager or if you know more about the project for some other reason. Post your opinion on the project-site, ideally including photos or videos from when you visited the project on-site. You can also ask the project manager questions at any time. Others can use their answers to help them decide whether to donate.
TalkNaija was founded to help Nigerians/Nigerian-Americans accomplish the following:
- Empower and educate Nigerians to talk about mental health
- Help reduce the stigma around mental illness in the Nigerian community
- Provide mental health resources for Nigerians to live a mentally healthier life
- Encourage Nigerians to seek treatment for mental illness.