A renowned Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, Zamfara, Dr Aremu Saad, says over 20 percent of Nigerians suffer from different forms of mental illnesses.
Dr. Aremu made this disclosure on Thursday while speaking with journalists, according to NAN.
He also said many of the patients do not know that they were not well due to the negligence of routine medical checks.
He said the figure was part of various mental health care researches conducted by experts in recent years.
“We are also very sure that only about 20 percent of those with the illness has violent tendencies and the illness is curable if medical care is given and the patient adheres to the doctor’s prescriptions.”
He said that the situation was further compounded by the non-passage of Mental Health Bill by the National Assembly.
He said mental illnesses could occur due to drug abuse, genetic transfer, depression, or even if one loses an election, like in recent times in Nigeria.
Aremu then expressed confidence in the passage of the bill on Mental Health, noting that it would address the issues of treatment, facilities, offenders who hide behind mental illness and stigmatization among others.
Celestina Baffowaa Obeng Crowned Miss Tourism Ghana 2019 Pageant | PHOTOS
The grand finale of this year’s Miss Tourism Ghana 2019 came off on Friday, August 16 at the National Theatre.
Celestina Baffowaa Obeng emerged winner of the pageant with Stacy Rejoice Hehetror and Emmanuella Apuri Awendana taking the 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up positions respectively.
The young women took turns to display their talents and intelligence at the program as they set out to disclose their plans of promoting tourism in Ghana.
Prior to the grand finale, there was a Culture and Fashion night where all ten contestants brought their A-game to enthrall the audience.
There was also a Sunday night at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel where the contestants rocked the runway in
their beautifully designed outfit made from GTP fabrics to dazzle the audience to glitz and elegance.
See photos below.
Kevin Hart Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Stand-Up Comedian Of 2019
Kevin Hart is the highest-earning stand-up comedian of 2019, according to Forbes.
The 40-year-old actor and comedian earned $59 million between June 1, 2018 and June 1 of this year. He previously topped the Forbes list of highest-paid comedians in 2016. Hart who holds lucrative sponsorships with Mountain Dew, Chase and other brands, completed a world tour in January, and released a new Netflix special, Irresponsible, in April.
Jerry Seinfeld earned the No. 2 spot with $41 million. Seinfeld has an upcoming residency show at the Beacon Theatre in New York and continues to receive payments from Hulu for Seinfeld streaming rights.
Hart and Seinfeld were followed by Jim Gaffigan at $30 million, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah at $28 million and Sebastian Maniscalo at $26 million.
Gabriel Iglesias, Amy Schumer, Terry Fator, Jeff Dunham and Aziz Ansari rounded out the top 10. Schumer, who last appeared in the top 10 in 2017, was the only woman to make the list.
My Fiancé Is ‘Sleeping’ His Cousin : Lady Breaks Down In Shock
A lady (name withheld) has had the shock of her life after discovering that her fiancé is secretly bonking his cousin which amounts to incest.
The heartbroken lady on a relationship platform detailed how it all happened and she found out the two were into a secret amorous sexual relationship unknown to her and their immediate families.
She is scared to confront the man because of the consequence of such an action and how the family can take the matter considering the fact it is a sacrilege.
Read her pathetic story below;
Thursday 8:22 PM
Good evening Joro… more shoes … please keep me anonymous regarding that guy that is in love with his sister… I think my boyfriend is also having sex with his cousin … last week I went to his place and his female cousin met me there (they’re real cousins … I’ve known them since I was around 10) I was about going to the market to get foodstuffs when she came …. I used the toilet and I disposed my panty liner in the waste bin before leaving… that was the only thing I left there when I left the house … on getting back about 1hr 30mins later … I rushed to the toilet to urinate then I met a used condom in the waste bin Joro… I was very sure I left the dustbin with only my panty liner nylon… I washed it myself so I’m very sure a I’ve never been more shocked and confused.
She left immediately I came back.. They’re so close Joro.. they look alike cause their mothers are sisters … so much resemblance…. I don’t even know how to ask him.
He didn’t even bother touching me later that day… someone that was already kissing and smooching before his cousin came… all of a sudden he was tired and wanted to sleep I’m so scared Joro.
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