Nigeria has population of about 230million individuals, is in truth a blessing to the nation and fantastic current market for local and international traders.
But, my beloved nation has 80 million individuals at chance of mental overall health issues.
Sad to say, there are a lot less than 200 experts, experienced and empowered with certificates to deal with this social situation, all about our region.
Dr Jibril Abdulmalik, convener/main executive officer of Asido Basis, a non-governmental business, dropped this trace on Thursday the Nigerian Institute of Professional medical Analysis in Yaba, Lagos.
Speaking during the start of his guide: Ideal Mental Health and fitness: An Each day Guidebook, Abdulmalik stated that the Entire world Well being Organisaton has mentioned that a person in just about every four individual is a target at any position in their daily life.
According to him, throughout the earth, 10 percent of the population is presently suffering from one particular kind it.
In Nigeria, there is a vast hole concerning wellness workers and victims. He declared place-blank that studies expose that 80 p.c of Nigerians do not have entry to psychological well being therapies.
Real truth is that there are insufficient properly trained, certificated mental well being pros. Consequently, some untrained people could easily deceive victims with the capacity to heal them.
Poverty level in our state is on the higher aspect. Tons of people imagine there are unearned miracles in churches, mosque and conventional options. This is not proper. We perform for what we receive..
His text: “For instance in Akwa Ibom condition, youngsters, are labeled witches and witchcrafts and sent to churches or healing centers, where they are chained and flogged, day-to-day in attempt to get rid of them of witches”.
He even further discussed that ignorance, shame, stigmatization, has led to folks snubbing, or out-rightly abandoning mental wellness victims, as an alternative of getting them to medical center for correct medical care.
The Asido scribe stated that his non-govt group arrived to being in order to have out advocacy, networking, consciousness development, and empowerment for customers of the public on challenges relating to it.
In his submission, Prof B. L Salako, director-normal, Nigerian Institute for Health-related Analysis, praised Abdulmalik for the writing a reserve on psychological well being and recommended that the ebook, should be designed accessible to all and sundry.
Prof T. L Sheikh, national president, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria termed on the govt to provide and enabling setting for far more folks to go into trainings in order to develop into skillfully certified psychological health and fitness employees, in get to cut down the extensive gap, presently current in that sector.