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The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obeski, yesterday asked for wider stakeholders’ engagement and larger funding within the health sector to respond to mental and various points of view.

Obaseki made a decision on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, often seen annually on 10 October by the United Nations and its peers.

Obaseki said: ‘Coronavirus has caused as much shock to our mental health as it is to the worldwide financial system’.

‘With COVID-19, we all realize that the health sector should be given more attention so that it can withstand future pandemics of a similar or larger scale’.

Additionally, stakeholders, together with the Civil Society Organization (CSO), Revise Africa Basis, Emo People’s Action for Democracy (IPAD), yesterday paid little or no attention to spiritual, our bodies, mental health points within the nation, among others gone.

He raised the alarm at a consciousness discussion board in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, as part of the action to mark World Mental Health Day.

The teams first referred to the elevated idea within the space, led by Nemadi Ucheoma, Chief Executive Officer of the Rebuild Africa Foundation, and Imo State Coordinator of IPAD, Majorie Ezihe, at a joint roadshow in Owerri, which contained placards with miscellaneous Inscription: “I support Mental Health Consciousness Month. Discussion of mental health ‘has developed as a prohibition in our society ‘.

Meanwhile, (APN) the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria has referred to additional funding in mental health programs at presidential boundaries. The group said mental health services have suffered from a lack of power and neglect over many years.

APN’s public relations officer, Drs. “The theme of this 12-month World Mental Health Day is mental health for all, higher funding, higher penetration”, Abayomi Olajide said in a press release.

Olazide is well known that the prevalence of mental illness within the nation with the COVID-19 pandemic is a good concern, with prevalence ranging from 25 percent to nearly 40 percent.

The accuser said the allegations of suicide, para-suicide, sadness, anxiety issues, rape, and varying violent behavior are unfounded, the challenges of substance abuse among youth coming to the brink of emergency in society.

Olajide defined in a statement that Nigeria, a nation with many cultural and spiritual beliefs, has misconceptions and misconceptions about mental illness.


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