In the last six months, the number of suicide (and attempted suicide) cases reported in the news have been on the increase. These reports seem to contradict the 2017 World Happiness Report which ranked Nigeria as the 95th happiest country in the world and 6th happiest country in Africa. However, it is no news that many people in Nigeria (as in the world over) suffer from depression and many more have suffered from depression at some point or the other in their lives. Unfortunately, mental health awareness is not a common topic in our society and often times, people suffering from mental disorders like depression fear to seek help, afraid that they may be misunderstood or stigmatized. In the spirit of being ‘our brother’s keeper’ we owe it to ourselves and the next person to have a better (and more informed) understanding of depression and mental health.
On Thursday 20th April, from 10.00am, CaywoodBrown Foundation in collaboration with Pinnacles Medicals Speakout Initiative is having a mental health seminar to throw more light on depression. Join Dr. Maymunah Kadiri; Dr. Vetty Agala; Madam Daphnie Gogo Abbey; Mrs. Glory Kanu Nwabueze; and Dr. Victor Ojiaku at 1 IPIC Estate, Off Apajo Elelenwo, Port Harcourt.
The event is open to all and there is no gate fee.