Nigeria: Suicide and the Rising Agony of Nigerians

[Premium Times] Mental illness is quietly chipping away the lives of many Nigerians unnoticed. There are several types of this health challenge - from common disorders that affect tens of millions of people such as depression and acute anxiety to addiction, total insanity, among others.
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Today’s guest is Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place, a mental health facility for children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Unlike adults, children are not in control of their own environment, and anything that affects a child will affect their families, and vice versa.  So, what is the best way to help these kids?  Join us as Okpara and Gabe talk about the importance of a holistic approach to mental illness in children, approaches which may or may not include medication. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Children’s Mental Health’ Podcast Episode Okpara Rice joined Tanager...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens Mental Health and Wellness Relationships The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs
After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a 24-hour period during the first weekend of August, two mass shootings—one in El Paso, Texas and the other in Dayton, Ohio—left 31 people dead and 53 injured, as of writing. In between “calls for action” and the need for “thoughts and prayers,” legislators across the political spectru...
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Police officers are often the first responders when someone is having a mental illness crisis.  But are members of law enforcement properly equipped for this job?  There are plenty of horrifying stories that would indicate that the answer is “no.”  How do we change this?  Join us as Gabe speaks with Officer Rebecca Skillern from the Huston, Texas, Police Department about how Houston is training its officers to respond to these difficult calls. SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Policing and Crisis Intervention Training’ Podcast Episode   Officer Rebecca S...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Policy and Advocacy Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
AbstractDisproportionate use of emergency departments (EDs) by patients with mental disorders suggests the need to evaluate factors associated with ED use. Based on the Andersen Behavioral model, this mixed-method study identified the contributions of predisposing, enabling and needs factors in ED use among 328 patients with mental disorders. We hypothesised that ED use for mental health (MH) reasons would be most strongly associated with need factors. The study was conducted in four EDs located in different territories of Quebec (Canada). ED teams assisted with patient recruitment. Participants completed a questionnaire i...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Marijuana legalization is in motion: step by step, state by state. Counting Washington, where I live, twelve states have already passed recreational marijuana legislation. At least seven more states, including New York and Minnesota, both traditionally liberal states, are slated for similar legalization in 2019.  While stopping the weed train is unlikely (there are profits to be made in this new frontier), ensuring that its brakes and safety protocols are in working order is imperative. Protections for our most vulnerable populations — adolescents, young adults, and people with mental illness issues — ough...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Medications Professional Stigma Substance Abuse Effects Of Cannabis Legalizing Marijuana Psychosis Stigmatization Substance Use THC Source Type: news
Abstract The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CBR1) is involved in a variety of physiological pathways and has long been considered a golden target for therapeutic manipulation. A large body of evidence in both animal and human studies suggests that CB1R antagonism is highly effective for the treatment of obesity, metabolic disorders and drug addiction. However, the first-in-class CB1R antagonist/inverse agonist, rimonabant, though demonstrating effectiveness for obesity treatment and smoking cessation, displays serious psychiatric side effects, including anxiety, depression and even suicidal ideation, resulting in its eve...
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It would be better if I wasn’t alive. This is the text message T-Kea Blackman sent her friend after her suicide attempt. And it’s the words that begin her powerful memoir Saved &Depressed: A Suicide Survivor’s Journey of Mental Health, Healing &Faith. Blackman had struggled with suicidal thoughts since age 12, regularly triggered by witnessing drug addiction and domestic violence. At the time of her attempt, she was 24 years old. She felt “powerless and hopeless.” For years, Blackman also struggled with depression and anxiety. “They both were beyond exhausting to the point I bec...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Books Depression Disorders General Inspiration & Hope Stigma Suicide Treatment Source Type: blogs
Simple therapies such as CBT can be only partly effective. We need to rein in an industry that unscrupulously targets vulnerable young peopleAlmost half a million children in England and Wales aregambling regularly, with about 55,000 estimated to have a serious problem. Suicide rates for gambling addicts are high, and gambling-related problems cause stress for individuals and families. In response, theNHS has opened its first children ’s gambling clinic, offering face-to-face treatment – mostly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Out-of-control gambling is linked to complex individual and social problems &ndash...
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You're reading How To Keep Your Job While Dealing With Depression, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. By Suzanne Jessee, Founder and CEO, Anew Era TMS We all need to keep our jobs, right? We have financial obligations, mouths to feed, and working for a living is how we make ends meet. When depression hits, our ability to function on the job can be impacted, even putting our livelihood at risk. So, how should someone battling depression manage the mood disorder while continuing at work? It may s...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self improvement Source Type: blogs
Depression and Addiction Throughout life, everyone has bad days and low moments. We all get into a “funk” or have times when we feel the blues. While this is a normal part of life and reaction to stress or traumatic events, depression is an entirely different thing. According to the American Psychiatry Associaton, Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. The condition causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a pers...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Depression Depression Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment antidepressants co-occurring disorder co-occurring disorders co-occurring disorders treatment co-occurring psychological disorders depression disorder Source Type: blogs
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