Tag: mental health awareness

  • Suicidal Loved One: How You Can Help

    Suicidal Loved One: How You Can Help

    September 10, 2023 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and the theme is “Creating Hope Through Action.” So, we will be talking about supporting a loved one with suicidal thoughts or tendencies. Suicide is a major worldwide health problem, with 703,000 people attempting it every year. Many individuals, including our loved ones, face difficulties that may…

  • BLOG HIGHLIGHTS FROM MAY 2023

    BLOG HIGHLIGHTS FROM MAY 2023

    Guys, May is done. Today is the last day of May! I know, how can it be? Hard to believe, but here we are. So, we have some blog highlights for you! This month of May is (or was) Mental Health Awareness Month. And, we discussed some interesting topics pertaining to mental health. As it…

  • HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

    HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

    Parents and guardians, how do you talk to your teen about their mental health? Better question is do you talk to them about their mental health? Below is a story about how Wuraola has been having trouble dealing with her mental health. So, she decides to seek comfort from her parents. “Mom and Dad, I…

  • WHY WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

    WHY WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so let’s talk about mental health. “Mental health is defined as a person’s state of being concerning psychological and emotional well-being.” What makes your mental health so important is that it can affect all other aspects of your life. It impacts how you perceive situations and how you act…

  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CAUTION IN SOCIAL MEDIA

    THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CAUTION IN SOCIAL MEDIA

    Lately, I’ve been scrolling through Instagram excessively. I realized that I’ve been using it as a distraction, but unfortunately, this habit has led to feelings of inadequacy and dissatisfaction. I found myself constantly comparing my life to the ‘seemingly perfect’ lives of influencers. Just like I put myself under undue pressure over the […]

  • BUILDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A QUICK GUIDE

    BUILDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE: A QUICK GUIDE

    I was very excited when I got my first freelance client, and boy, I couldn’t wait to start taking on bigger clients. The clients didn’t come in droves like I had wished they would, but as I started to take on […]

  • 3 WAYS KINDNESS MAKES YOU HAPPIER

    3 WAYS KINDNESS MAKES YOU HAPPIER

    Anyone who has willingly visited an orphanage to give to the fatherless or has given to another worthy cause will probably tell you that they felt a sense of happiness doing what they did. People struggle with being kind, so we want to offer 3 ways kindness makes you happier. That’s just the way it…

  • 7 SIMPLE WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

    7 SIMPLE WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

    People hear the word mental health and they want to hide. But mental health is simply part of your health and caring for it is simple. So we want to share 7 simple ways to care for your mental health. The thing about these is that they are so simple, they often get overlooked. This…

  • 5 THINGS THAT IMPACT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF A GIRL CHILD

    5 THINGS THAT IMPACT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF A GIRL CHILD

    Today, we will talk about 5 things that impact the mental health of a girl child! The month of October holds both world mental health and international day of the girl child. We thought it made sense to marry both topics into one. Sometimes, we see our child change behaviours and it feels like they…

  • THE 4-STEP PROCESS FOR HEALING FROM SEXUAL ABUSE TRAUMA

    THE 4-STEP PROCESS FOR HEALING FROM SEXUAL ABUSE TRAUMA

    Are you confused about how you can heal from the trauma of a sexual abuse experience? If I had to pick THE 4-step process for healing from sexual abuse trauma, from among many others, these would be IT. Healing from sexual abuse and assault trauma can be painful and take a lot of time. But…

  • DANGERS OF DEALING WITH SEXUAL ABUSE TRAUMA IN SILENCE

    DANGERS OF DEALING WITH SEXUAL ABUSE TRAUMA IN SILENCE

    IT’S no secret that sexual abuse usually causes trauma in its victims. And there are dangers in dealing with sexual abuse trauma in silence and alone. Sexual abuse victims have to deal with painful, and sometimes, conflicted feelings during and after the abuse. At a point like this, they need help from a family member, a…

  • How to Manage Your  Triggers

    How to Manage Your Triggers

    Anyone who has been through any type of trauma may have experienced or will experience ‘being triggered’. But I have come to learn that not everyone knows how to manage these triggers when they occur, more so being proactive about it. In my last post, I wrote about understanding triggers, now let us learn how…

  • When We  Were Teens

    When We Were Teens

    All too quickly, adults forget what it was like when we were teens. So we have lots of teens who keep issues to themselves and end up making mistakes that could have been avoided if only we chose to remember what it was like when we were teens and provided the support they need. So…

  • Why you should know about the mental health spectrum

    Why you should know about the mental health spectrum

    “Ignorance is bliss”. Ever heard that before? I bet you have. But is it really? Food for thought- for you, not me! Get thinking after reading this. You ever heard of the mental health spectrum? If you have, give yourself a pat on the back, welcome to the elite club! If not, then now you…