Today is World Mental Health Day. Mental Health is one of the least cared-for aspects of our overall health mainly because of the stigma and myth attached to it. In Nigeria, many believe mental health is not important, issues surrounding mental health is usually believed to be spiritual or it is just dismissed. Today, individuals and experts are speaking out to break the silence around mental health.
Remember this article by staging.sabinews.com columnist Abiodun? Don’t be Tanko, talk to someone
As the world marks Mental Health day, remember to talk to someone about your illness, or give a listening ear and render help to those in need.
Here are some of the best quotes marking world mental health day #WorldMentalHealthDay
It's okay to not 'be okay', and important to appreciate the silent battles so many millions face. #WorldMentalHealthDay— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) October 10, 2016
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay but mental health isn't a one day thing so talk about it, support one another and be mindful every day ☺️— Rachel (@nospaceformilk) October 10, 2016
Just because you cannot see it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Break the silence, break the stigma ?? #WorldMentalHealthDay— Renee (@enchilayas) October 10, 2016
Mental illness is just as important as a physical illness. Don't contribute to the stigma, let's help one another #WorldMentalHealthDay— steph (@steffxrs) October 10, 2016
'Mental health is just as important as physical health' – can't emphasise this enough ? #WorldMentalHealthDay— Pamela Higgins (@SpamellaB) October 10, 2016