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@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego There are several barriers to mental health advocacy but primarily we must consider the dearth of awareness and education. I also don’t know much about the “Mental Health Act” in Nigeria if any such exists. I believe it is time we advocate for this. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego My approach to Advocacy has always been from the policy angle first looking into the enabling laws then walking back to the political will of engagement of the people and raising awareness. But for Mental Health we need more Independent Mental Health Advocates IMHA. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego Volunteers within the health sector and outside must be specially trained to work within the framework of the enabling Act of parliament of the country. This should also be extended to curriculum studies for inclusion in the education sector. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego Secondly, we can not continue to stigmatize people suffering from mental issues however mild. Our environment must be all inclusive. No one has 100% mental state because it is a function of balance & our environment is very toxic right now. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego We must however encourage people to speak out about their issues, avoid normalizing symptoms, get an education on mental health issues, know your rights, don’t give in to fear, engage people & be a supporter by lending your voice. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego We can not continue to diminish the self esteem of others (especially people suffering from mental health issues) by robbing them of social opportunities. Once the traits are noticed, we should take responsibility as a pillar of support. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego Socialmedia is a great tool and can also be a barrier/trigger for panic attacks that can worsen the situation. Physical activities like exercises, attending social events with like minds, playing games etc would help. The circle we keep matters as well. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego Confidentiality is another barrier. In the age where our lives are practically lived on the TLs as a theme for reality TV shows by others, this can lead to insecurity of people suffering from mental health issues. No one wants their secrets out there. #ManiVC2018
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego Most of us have kids that needs therapy or mental health aids but we would rather not discuss this or seek help because we feel insecure. Unless we open up we never can tell how many people are going through the same thing. Collaboration is key. #ManiVC2018.
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego There are personal barriers as well that hinders effective communication. Attention span is short on socialmedia for anyone to see through your issues when they simply gloss over your tweets and react to what they think you meant. This can be troubling. #ManiVC2018.
@MentallyAwareNG @julietkego Emotional Intelligence can curb this and create an enabling environment for people to open up to reach out for help. Let us improve on accessibility and avoid stigma and discrimination. There are several others from emotional, communication etc. #ManiVC2018🤓
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