Psychiatrist Draws Attention to Undiagnosed Mental Illnesses

In the Lagos State Ministry of Health, a Consultant Psychiatrist and former Permanent Secretary,Dr. Olufemi Olugbile speaks onmost episodes of mental illness which are undiscovered and untreated. During a zoom meeting organised by Retreat Healthcare in commemoration of the 2021 World Mental Health Day themed ‘Mental health in an unequal world’,he described the state of mental health services in developed countries of the world as one which Nigeria should […]

Ekiti Government Signs Mental Health Bill into Law

The Ekiti State Government has signed a bill on mental health services into law. Sun News Online reports that Governor Kayode Fayemi signed the bill into law earlier today while reiterating that his administration was committed to providing high quality health services, including mental health services to the members of his state.  The Governor further […]

Psychiatrist Calls Out Against Discrimination Towards Mentally Challenged People

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Dr Abayomi Olajide, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State has stated that discrimination against mentally challenged persons should be discouraged, warning that using stigmatising words on them could make them commit suicide. According to Punch, Olajide said that passing critical comments on persons suffering from mental illness was totally […]