Author: Ola Ibigbami

  • SPECIAL INVITATION TO BOOK PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH

    SPECIAL INVITATION TO BOOK PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH

    YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE PRESENTATION OF THE LONG-AWAITED BOOK ON SPOUSAL ABUSE Coping with Spousal Abuse: The Complete Guide Author: Ola Ibigbami

  • An Insight-filled New Year!

    An Insight-filled New Year!

    Dear mentally conscious reader, I welcome you to the year 2022. Less than 24 hours ago, most of us bade farewell to 2021. Personally, my subjective experience of 2021, was that of a year that seemed shorter than previous years. Indeed, I made remarkable progress in my personal and family life. It all started with […]

  • Feed Your Mind

    Feed Your Mind

    Why do we behave the way we behave? Every human behavior is a product of learning. Learning is said to have taken place when we have been able to change/modify our behavior in response to our experiences. Rewarding an individual (irrespective of age) for a good behavior reinforces that behavior and increases the likelihood of […]

  • Mentally Healthy Conversations: Engaging Children

    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 […]

  • Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 3)

    Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 3)

    The frequency and (or) duration of behavior can help in the determination of the extent to which a behavior is abnormal. Some symptoms of mental illness do not occur all the time. Individuals who have such disorders actually have periods of normalcy. Episodes of abnormal behavior can actually have known triggers. These triggers could be […]

  • Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 2)

    Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 2)

    In the field of mental health, diagnosis of mental illness is always made following guidelines. These guidelines were never made arbitrarily but through a painstaking process of research and evidence across diverse populations. There are some clinically significant forms of behavior that are peculiar to specific cultures. Such culture-bound syndromes in mental health are also […]

  • Mad or Mentally ill?

    Mad or Mentally ill?

    The word “MAD” is a descriptive term for aberrant or strikingly deviant behavior. Such behavior might be positively or negatively distinguishable from other expected behaviors within the context of reference. Exhibiting a “Mad” or “Crazy” behavior isn’t necessarily due to mental illness. It is possible for an individual to be mentally ill but not exhibiting […]

  • Sleep

    Sleep

     Typically, having a bad day is believed to be related to the “sleep experience” of the previous night. Many of us are probably familiar with the expression “…woke up from the wrong side of the bed”. The last thing we wish ourselves daily is “goodnight” while every day begins with a chat about how the […]

  • Anger (The Final Episode )

    Anger (The Final Episode )

    When the emotion of anger is allowed to control our actions, the risk of untoward outcomes is quite high. The rationality of an individual’s behavior when angry cannot be guaranteed.  Lots of people have carried out acts that are more damaging than the actions that provoked their reactions. Many have hurt their spouses or fatally […]

  • Anger (Episode 2)

    Anger (Episode 2)

    Being angry is not always unusual or abnormal. The emotion of anger is a normal response to untoward objects or situations. It is ideal for us to consider that the emotion of anger is not usually the problem, but the behavior in response to the anger we feel could be wrong or unjustifiable.