Unemployment and Poverty – Major Causes of Mental Illness in Nigeria

Unemployment and poverty are some of the most significant social causes of health and mental health, crisscrossing with all other causes, including education, unemployment, gender, access to health care, and environment. In Nigeria, the vulnerable or marginalized groups are at risk of mental illness. an overwhelming majority of people with mental health are living in poverty, poor physical health and are subject to human rights violations. Individuals who experience poverty, particularly early in life or for an extended period, are at risk of a host of adverse health issues through their life. In childhood, poverty is associated with lower school achievement; worse cognitive, behavioural, and attention-related outcomes; higher rates of delinquency, depressive and anxiety disorders; and higher rates of almost every psychiatric disorder in adulthood. Poverty in adulthood is connected to depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, psychological distress, and suicide. The evidence is strong for a causal relationship between unemployment, poverty Read More

Incredibly Easy Tips on How You Can Help Save Our Environment

Earth was an abundant, giving, benign planet that provided enough for everyone. Then there was civilization, and numerous discoveries and inventions were made. With these discoveries began a whole new life and lifestyle. Everyone was content, everyone happy. But soon enough, people wanted more. “Life should be simpler”, they thought. More inventions were made, easier ways to survive, discovered. All was merry until one day people realized that there wasn’t enough to go around anymore. Life was getting tougher again. Water was scarce, and there was no electricity for convenience. The dishwasher wouldn’t work, nor would the washing machine. People had to resort to manual labor again. They had come a full circle, but this was a circle that would end, soon. There was simply not enough to go around anymore. This is how it began, and this is how it will end. With the rate at which we are Read More