Tag: Mental Health

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...

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...