If the US Lacks Resources, What Does Mental Health Care in Nigeria Look Like?

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In the article there’s even a story of a man who was chained up in a room with no windows for 30 years, who suffered from psychosis. Which is terrible.

But, isn’t this just the same stigma we have here too? Is it any “better” that we have people living on the streets or in prison when they suffer from psychosis or delusions? Aren’t we just locking them away in a different way, because we understand that we don’t actually have any way to help them, so we just want to ignore the issue?

In Nigeria, there is less than one psychiatrist per 100,000 people. 0.15, in fact. There is no rational way that someone suffering with psychosis in Nigeria is going to get professional help with those kinds of numbers, yet rather than coming together to support the families involved, they feel so much shame about having a “sick” family member that they try and hide them away for years, or completely abandon them to the streets.… Read More

Finding Balance and Diversity in our Social Media Use

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I came across this article today: The Internet and Mental Health: It Helped & Hurt My Recovery As many of you know, this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I think, despite media attention … Read More

Sharing – Number of Americans Headed to ER for Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm Keeps Rising

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This isn’t new information for regular readers around here, what April says in the article below is a problem that just keeps getting worse. “April Foreman, an executive committee member of the board of directors at the American Association of … Read More

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