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Category: Mental Health

Join the Movement: Supporting Others in Mental Health

The Stop Mental Illness Foundation’s Week 4 lecture series, focusing on “Supporting Others,” is a powerful resource that everyone should watch. Taking place on November 25th and 26th, this insightful program delved into essential topics including recognizing signs of mental health challenges in others, effective ways to support individuals facing mental health issues, and the […]

Join Us for Week 3 Replay: Promoting Mental Well-being – Stop Mental Illness Foundation Basic-Level Mental Health Training Program

We are excited to invite you to watch the replay videos of Week 3 of the Stop Mental Illness Foundation (SMIF) Basic-Level Mental Health Training Program. Week 3 sessions, “Promoting Mental Well-being,” delved into essential strategies for maintaining good mental health, self-care practices, and the role of social support and communication in fostering mental well-being. […]

Understanding and Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Introduction

September Newsletter   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can affect individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. In this article, we will explore what PTSD is, its symptoms, causes, and how to identify […]

Empowering Connections: Celebrating African Women’s Potential and Encouragement for Physical and Mental Well-being. 

On September 30th, 2023, the founder of Stop Mental Illness Foundation attended an exceptional event organised by Mrs. Maria Affa. The event aimed to unite women from diverse professional backgrounds, showcasing their talents and creating a platform for impacting each other’s lives. It was an inspiring gathering that highlighted the remarkable skills and contributions of African women to their […]

Self-Care Practices

EDITOR: OLUSEYI ELIZABETH ODUDIMU   July Newsletter Self-care is a holistic practice that encompasses various principles, practices, and strategies aimed at nurturing your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It involves consciously and intentionally taking care of yourself, prioritizing your needs, and fostering a deep sense of self-love and compassion. Here, we will explore the different […]

Personality disorders

  EDITOR:Oluseyi ELIZABETH ODUDIMU   June Newsletter   Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that deviate significantly from societal expectations and cause impairment in multiple areas of functioning. These patterns are typically inflexible and pervasive across various situations, leading to distress for the […]

Binge-eating disorder (BED

EDITOR: OLUSEYI ELIZABETH ODUDIMU     Binge-eating disorder (BED) is a serious and often overlooked eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of uncontrollable overeating. Individuals with BED often consume enormous amounts of food in a brief period, even when they are not hungry, and feel a sense of shame or guilt afterwards.    BED affects […]

Bulimia nervosa

EDITOR: OLUSEYI ELIZABETH ODUDIMU Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by recurring episodes of binge eating followed by purging behaviours. This disorder affects both men and women and can have devastating effects on physical and mental health.    Binge-eating disorder (BEDBinge eating involves consuming substantial amounts of food in a fleeting […]

Anorexia nervosa

EDITOR: OLUSEYI ELIZABETH ODUDIMU       Anorexia nervosa is a serious and potentially life-threatening eating disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by a persistent restriction of food intake, leading to significant weight loss and a distorted body image. Anorexia nervosa can have serious physical, emotional, and social consequences if left […]