Lack of investment in mental health disproportionate to the overall health budget contributes to the mental health treatment gap.  

A few years ago, a loved one in Nigeria was confronted with a mental health crisis. It had stemmed from decades of no mental and emotional health checkup or maintenance, which had ballooned into a crisis. It was hard to find resources in Nigeria for several reasons, the same reasons why one wouldn't probably go for mental and emotional health checkups: stigma, lack of information about resources, trusted resources and so on.

Just like physical health, mental health should be checked on with the help of a professional no matter what spectrum of the mental health scale you believe you are in.

If you are a mental health practitioner anywhere in the world interested in volunteering your expertise and time, please proceed to Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative’s volunteer form. You can also list your services at Therapists in Nigeria. If you want to share your healing journey or hear from others, join us on Facebook & Instagram.