A must read: Medical expert says 64 million Nigerians suffer from mental illness

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The expert advocated for quick passage of the Mental Health bill by the National Assembly.

The Founder of the Mental Health Foundation, Emmanuel Owoyemi, said on Thursday that 64 million Nigerians had one form of mental illness or the other. Mr. Owoyemi, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, on the sideline of a forum to mark the 2013 World Mental Health Day, attributed the situation to the absence of a mental health policy in the country.

Mental healthThe forum had the theme: “Mental Health and Older Adults”. “64 million Nigerians today are going through one form of mental illness or the other because everything that would cause mental illness is on the increase in Nigeria. “Poverty is on the increase, hopelessness is on the increase, insecurity is on the increase.

Read more: http://www.naijacenter.com/medical-expert-64-million-nigerians-suffer-mental-illness/



ajanni (m) at 10-10-2013 08:17PM
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very serious
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wakawaka247 (m) at 10-10-2013 08:28PM
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 Roll Eyes i hope they no Forget to add Ajanni ,if they did then Ajanni made it 65 Million  Grin
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ajanni (m) at 10-10-2013 10:22PM
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Quote from: wakawaka247 on 10-10-2013 08:28PM
Roll Eyes i hope they no Forget to add Ajanni ,if they did then Ajanni made it 65 Million  Grin
  b but you're the number one now, I saw the list na
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Afrogotojail (m) at 10-10-2013 11:47PM
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Witches are consider mental patients
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ajanni (m) at 11-10-2013 06:57AM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Toks-E (m) at 11-10-2013 07:50AM
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Many are mad and roaming about and few are actually in medical institutions.

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wakawaka247 (m) at 11-10-2013 06:22PM
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Quote from: ajanni on 10-10-2013 10:22PM
  b but you're the number one now, I saw the list na

   Roll Eyes  out of 64 Million ,only you make am 65 Million ,bcos you carry a Million Problem  Shocked
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ajanni (m) at 12-10-2013 05:23AM
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Quote from: ajanni on 11-10-2013 06:57AM
Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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jossy4reall (m) at 12-10-2013 01:39PM
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including  the Founder Emmanuel Owoyemi

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mary11 (m) at 12-10-2013 01:44PM
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64million? Haba dats 2much naw
U mean in every 3nigerians u must find 1mad pson?
How many come dey gistmania?
Cos I know some here abi make I call their names?

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ajanni (m) at 12-10-2013 08:01PM
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yes
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Ashonibare (m) at 30-04-2014 11:16AM
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actualy, d list na fake, e supose 2 b 170milion, bcoz all of us in 9ja get mental illness! Includin doz dt compile d list!
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