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    How spiritualisation of mental illnesses fuel stigma

How spiritualisation of mental illnesses fuel stigma

Mental health's patient-worker ratio is dismal in Nigeria; it's about one psychiatrist to one million people, according to the 2013 National Policy for Mental Health Services Delivery. The country also has about only five psychiatric nurses per 100,000 people, with even fewer neurologists and health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neuro physiotherapist and occupational therapists.Nigeria’s mental healthcare needs are clearly [...]

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    ‘They said my spirit husband was responsible for my mood swings’ — woman living with mental illness speaks

‘They said my spirit husband was responsible for my mood swings’ — woman living with mental illness speaks

In May 2016, Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, was delivering a series of Twitter lecture on sins. One of the tweets read, “sin is the root cause of mental illnesses and the foundational solution to mental illness is salvation”.Twitter went agog with two major divides - people defending his stance and people opposing his stance; fearing that [...]

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    Selfie addiction ‘may be a sign of mental illness’

Selfie addiction ‘may be a sign of mental illness’

Taking selfies and uploading on social media is very popular and there doesn't seem to be an issue with it. However, before you take that next selfie for the gram, two psychologists say selfies may be a sign of mental illness.In 2014, a news article used the word 'selfitis', saying that the American Psychiatric Association was going to start recognising [...]

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