Mental Health Day: Foundation harps on robust awareness on depression
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 11, 2022
As the world marks Mental Health Day,a group under the auspices of SpeakUp4Help Foundation has called for an urgent need to address the increasing rate of depression-induced suicide, with a view to enabling victims to live to their full potential.
Speaking at the National Depression Day Symposium, with the theme “Mental Health and Well-Being: A Panacea for a Healthy Nigeria”, held in Lagos, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees /Director of Event Management, David Happiness, expressed optimism that the symposium would be an appropriate forum to exchange ideas and proffer ways in combating mental health and depression triggers.
Nigeria in the last few decades according to her, had witnessed a spike in a mental health crises, ranging from depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to high suicide rates among others.
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