Nigeria has a inhabitants of about 230million other folks, is indeed a blessing to the nation and appropriate market for local and foreign traders.
But, my cherished nation has eighty million other folks vulnerable to mental properly being considerations.
Sadly, there ought to now not up to 200 mavens, trained and empowered with certificates to manage with this social narrate, in every single keep our nation.
Dr Jibril Abdulmalik, convener / chief executive officer of Asido Foundation, a non-governmental organization, dropped this hint on Thursday the Nigerian Institute of Clinical Research in Yaba, Lagos.
Talking sooner or later of the open of his book: Optimal Psychological Properly being: An Everyday Data, Abdulmalik mentioned that the World Properly being Organisaton has acknowledged that one in every four particular person is a sufferer at any point in their existence.
In accordance to him, across the arena, 10 p.c of the inhabitants is currently tormented by one compose it.
In Nigeria, there is a wide gap between properly being workers and victims. He declared point-smooth that statistics existing that eighty p.c of Nigerians raise out now not have confidence bag entry to to mental properly being remedies.
Fact is that there are inadequate trained, certificated mental properly being mavens. Therefore, some untrained other folks could well perchance additionally with out considerations deceive victims with the skill to remedy them.
Poverty level in our nation is on the excessive aspect. A ramification of oldsters mediate there are unearned miracles in church buildings, mosque and extinct settings. Here’s now not appropriate. We work for what we compose ..
His words: “Shall we embrace in Akwa Ibom divulge, teenagers, are labeled witches and witchcrafts and despatched to church buildings or therapeutic facilities, where they are chained and flogged, every day in are trying to remedy them of witches”.
He extra defined that lack of knowledge, disgrace, stigmatization, has led to other folks snubbing, or out-rightly forsaking mental properly being victims, as a change of taking them to properly being facility for edifying medical care.
The Asido scribe mentioned that his non-authorities organization got right here to being in lisp to bag advocacy, networking, awareness creation, and empowerment for individuals of the final public on points relating to it.
In his submission, Prof B. L Salako, director-frequent, Nigerian Institute for Clinical Research, praised Abdulmalik for the writing a book on mental properly being and informed that the book, could well perchance have confidence to aloof be made on hand to every particular person.
Prof T. L Sheikh, nationwide president, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria called on the authorities to supply and enabling atmosphere for more other folks to enter trainings in lisp to change into professionally licensed mental properly being workers, in lisp to diminish the wide gap, currently existing in that sector.