Mental Health in Nigeria: The Growing Crisis We Can’t Ignore

Mental Health in Nigeria: The Growing Crisis We Can’t Ignore

Mental health issues have long been stigmatized and misunderstood in Nigeria. However, opening up the conversation around mental health is crucial for improving access to care and support. With a population of over 200 million people, Nigeria has a significant burden of mental illness that often goes unaddressed.

Social taboos, lack of awareness, and limited mental health resources converge to create an environment where mental health problems remain in the shadows. Yet the need for accessible, compassionate mental healthcare is immense. From rising rates of depression and suicide to untreated schizophrenia, the human toll is staggering.(Read more)