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There should be
no more shame
associated with
mental illness,
than there is for
physical illnesses
BREAK THE
SILENCE AND SECRECY
AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS
1 in every 10
persons at any point
in time, may be
suffering from a
mental disorder;
20 million Nigerians
are at risk from one
form of mental
disorder or the other
at any point in time.
HELP SOMEONE
REPORT A KNOWN CASE
Persons with mental health illness
require help, love and professional
treatment not stigmatization
and abandonment.
Persons with
mental health illness
require help, love
and professional
treatment not
stigmatization and
abandonment.
Every 40
seconds, someone
somewhere dies
from suicide;
1 million people
commit suicide
every year.
OPEN UP,
SAY NO TO SUCIDE

Asido Foundation

We at Asido Foundation envisions a society where all persons enjoy optimal mental health regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status, religious creed or ethnicity.

Blog Updates

Break the silence and secrecy around mental illness

Mental illnesses are treatable

These disorders can affect any and everyone: from children to adolescents; adults to the elderly; male and female; rich or poor; regardless of religious creed, level of educational attainment, ethnicity or race.

However, it is poorly understood and several myths and misconceptions are pervasive. There is also a negative culture of silence, associated shame, stigma and discrimination against persons and their families affected by mental illness.

UNASHAMED

18,773 people have pledged to stop mental illness stigma.

By signing this pledge, you’re taking a stand against the mental illness stigma. Pass it on. Print it out. Tape it up. It can serve as a reminder to start more conversations and stop the labeling. Together, we can Make It OK.

Join Our Cause

The movement to transform the way society thinks about mental health has never been more important. We need everyone to lend their support. Attend one of our events. Join one of our donor societies. Get your company or colleagues involved. Or simply apply as a volunteer.

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