Author: Ola Ibigbami

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...

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 emotional, social, or biological in...

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 described from evidence.