Category: Mental Health

“The mental health effects of rape are multiple and difficult to predict”-Mapayi

In the second part of our conversation, Dr. Mapayi delves into the issue of rape and its effect on the mental health of victims. Happy reading! PLEACenter: Recently, there seems to be an upsurge in gender-based violence, including rape. What exactly is rape? Rape is unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of...

COVID-19 and Suicide: The need for global mental health promotion

Suicide has been an issue of public health concern before the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports suggest an increase in suicide during the peak of the spread of the infection in some developed countries. This spike appears to be more among those who have lost loved ones or resources. There have also been reports of suicide among frontline health workers who...

Fake News: Testing the Boundaries of Reality in the COVID-19 Pandemic -Part 2

The progression of the COVID-19 pandemic has come with its associated problem of fake-news. Many of these false information and conspiracy theories contribute no positive thing to the eradication of the virus. They only trigger in us negative emotions that interfere with our ability to cope appropriately during this pandemic. You have to guard your mental health by eschewing misinformation...