no more shame
than there is for
SILENCE AND SECRECY
AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS
persons at any point
in time, may be
suffering from a
20 million Nigerians
are at risk from one
form of mental
disorder or the other
at any point in time.
REPORT A KNOWN CASE
require help, love and professional
treatment not stigmatization
mental health illness
require help, love
seconds, someone somewhere dies from suicide;
1 million people commit suicide
SAY NO TO SUCIDE
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.
Human Rights Abuses of Persons with Mental Illness in Nigeria: A Press Release by the Asido Foundation
Human Rights Watch recently released a Report on the widespread Human Rights Abuses suffered by persons with mental disorders across... read more →November 17, 2019
Case I: North Central Nigeria Fatima, a 15-year-old female secondary school student wrote a love letter to a male teacher... read more →August 8, 2019
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.
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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.