Effects Of Incest On The Family Structure In Nigeria

  Is Nigerian law silent on sexual activity between family members as a crime? What does the law say? At age seven when Ajoke’s father started having carnal knowledge of her, it was the dawn of another world, filled with hate and contempt. Her father had just lost his job and could no longer cater…

Effects of Masturbation

 February 29, 2020 Dele and Shayo (not real names) have been married for a few years. Shayo is a housewife, taking care of the kids, while Dele goes to work every day. Dele came back from work one fine evening, expecting to get “something light” from his wife after dinner, only for her to say…

Internet Addiction can Cause Mental Illness — Consultant Psychiatrist

On February 21, 2020. By Anayo Okoli ENUGU —SOME causes of illness have been linked to internet addition, drug addiction, pornography, alcohol addiction, cigarette smoking and gaming, among others. According to a consultant psychiatrist at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Nok Obayi, consumption of drugs such as Indian hemp and tramadol can cause mental…

10 Ways To Care For Your Mental Health

By Samiat Agbaje 01 February 2020.  When thinking of health care, mental health should also be considered because having a sound mind is also important as it can help in dealing with everyday stress and boosting productivity. Ginna Crochets Here are 10 things to do for our mental health. Eat Healthily Treat your body right…

FA Cup: Third-round games delayed to raise mental health awareness

Saturday’s FA Cup third-round ties were delayed by a minute as part of the ‘Take a Minute’ mental health campaign.The initiative aims to harness the influence and popularity of football to encourage supporters to take a minute before matches commenced to consider their well-being. It hopes to encourage fans – particularly men – to feel…

how football helps men with mental health

A five-a-side football initiative in Wigan is thriving because it gives men who might have become isolated an outlet In 2017 Peter Hill set up Place2Place FC, a five-a-side team in Wigan for men facing challenging circumstances. It followed the loss of his best friend to suicide in 2014. Two more friends took their lives…

Are your friends bad for your health?

A t the start of a new year, lots of people will resolve to make a healthy lifestyle change. Many find resolutions like cutting back on unhealthy snacks or taking part in a weekend fitness class easier when friends and family are making the same changes. However, not all decisions affecting our health are intentional,…

Christmas with in-laws could be bad for your mental health, says study

Spending Christmas with the in-laws rather than your own family could be a risk factor for depression and psychological stress, according to a study carried out at the University of Amsterdam and published in the journal Human Microbiome Journal. The microbiome is the name for the general population of micro-organisms that live in and on…

What is the best diet for mental health?

Researchers have increasingly been studying the effects of diet and nutrition on mental health. Many of them have noticed that people who follow a standard Western diet, which includes highly processed foods and added sugars, have higher risks of developing anxiety and depression. Although the majority of the research to date has focused on the benefits of the Mediterranean…