Category: Resources for parents

Mentally Healthy Conversations: Engaging Children

As vital as mental health is to wellbeing, lots of people still downplay the significance of promoting mental health. There is no aspect of our life and livelihood that is not directly or indirectly related to mental health. An individual’s mental health is highly dependent on his/her ability to make use of resources available towards the realization of personal and...

Adolescent Suicide

 The impact of suicide on the family and other significant others in the life of someone who successfully ends his/her life can be devastating. We keep hearing of adolescents who commit suicide or young adults who end their lives by themselves. I have emphasized in previous parts of this series the need for us to resist the temptation of blaming...

Mothers killing babies: A Positive Mental Health Perspective

Becoming a mother is expected to bring joy and fulfillment. The unusual act of Infanticide is the intentional killing of infants. It is a dastardly act which is more commonly carried out by women. Recently, the news of a 21-year-old lady in Enugu who allegedly (she has not been found guilty) killed her newborn child was trending on social media....

School mental health guide for parents and teachers

 The entire growth of a child or adolescent is not just the obvious physical growth and maturation. Holistic growth and development entail physical, mental and social development of an individual. The school environment must not just complement the efforts of the parents but provide a mechanism for proactively identifying children who need specific interventions towards enhancing their performance. The outcome...