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Medication is an act of self-care: an interview with Grace Oluluto

Grace Oluluto is a dedicated psychotherapist with 6 years of experience specializing in trauma-informed care. Outside of her work, Grace is an avid fan of DC Comics. In this interview, she shares insights into her practice and her thoughts on the future of therapy and mental health. Please introduce yourself. Mention your years of experience, […]

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How to gift therapy to a loved one on the app

Therapy is a form of self-care and a valuable tool for mental well-being and personal development. With the app, you can extend the gift of therapy to others. Follow these easy steps to gift therapy to a loved one: Step 1: Download and Install the App First, download the app from the App […]

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Therapy is not for the faint of heart: an interview with Dr. Abigail Oni

Dr. Abigail Oni is a licensed clinical psychologist, hypnotherapist, and inner child healer with 4 years of practice in Nigeria. She holds a doctorate in Transformational Leadership, Social Work, and Community Development (Honoris Causa) and is one of the top therapists in Nigeria. She’s a platinum member of the International Leadership Manpower and Management Development […]

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Inside the mind of The Mind Whisperer: An interview with Vanessa Nnadi

Vanessa Nnadi, aka The Mind Whisperer, is a mental health professional at specialising in counselling, mindset, and mental well-being coaching. She helps people overcome mental barriers and embrace resilience and intentional living through personalised sessions approached with patience and compassion. With over 7 years of experience and numerous degrees and certifications in mental health, […]

What therapy looks like with David Ndubusi.

David Ndubusi is a clinical psychologist specialising in personality disorders, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief, substance use, and addiction. Outside work, he enjoys playing the saxophone. David frequently uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients identify and challenge negative thoughts and behavioural patterns. By recognising these patterns, David helps to alleviate clients’ […]

Therapy with Dr. Sonia Ovy

Sonia Ovy is a licensed psychotherapist and entrepreneur specialising in relationship therapy, family counselling, career/business counselling, trauma, and grief. Many of Sonia’s clients are people navigating career, financial, or relationship challenges who may be struggling with high levels of anxiety, self-doubt, or stress. She also employs faith-based approaches to therapy for clients upon request. Here, […]

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User Spotlight: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges with

Janet makes beautiful and durable Adire clothing and is passionate about entrepreneurship and mental health. Here, we talked about her experience using and her thoughts on therapy. Enjoy. Introduce yourself. Tell me what you do, what you’re passionate about, and an interesting fact about you. I’m Janet Noah, a 300-level Radiography student at the […]

Navigating Tech-Media Life with Autism in Nigeria – A Chat with Victoria Fakiya

Victoria Fakiya is a Seasoned Reporter for Techpoint Africa, a widely-read tech media company that covers African technology news. She curates Techpoint Digest, a week-daily newsletter that keeps readers up-to-date and smarter about the latest developments in the African tech space. She is autistic and wants to create an environment in which Nigerians and Africans […]

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Improving mental health through code–a software engineer’s perspective

Olawale Ilesanmi is a seasoned software engineer with an impressive 9-year journey in the tech space. His expertise has found a unique purpose at, where his passion for technology merges with the mission to enhance mental well-being.  I spoke with him about  his work, his role at, and his thoughts about technology’s place […]

Beyond the hashtags: Managing social media for mental health with Britney Aseroma

Britney Aseroma is a skilled digital marketer and Psychology student. She has spent two years as the Social Media Marketing and Customer Success Manager at  In this interview, Britney shares her experiences working at, and her thoughts on the relationship between social media and mental health.  Hi, Britney! It’s an absolute delight to […]

Exploring the Four Attachment Styles: A Comprehensive Guide

Attachment styles are patterns of how people think, feel, and behave in relationships. These patterns begin to form during early childhood development, based on a child’s interactions with their primary caregivers, and they form the blueprint for how the child forms and maintains relationships throughout their life. Your attachment style influences everything—from your choice of […]

How to get the most out of your first therapy session

Going to therapy for the first time can feel a tad scary or weird, but it’s a big step towards improving your mental health. Much like studying for an exam or a job interview, preparing for your first therapy session can make a world of difference in your experience. In this article, I’ll guide you […]

Building bridges between tech and mental health: Insights from a software engineer

Franklin is a software engineer and technical writer with over 5 years of experience in the software industry. In this post, we talk about his work at, how technology impacts mental health, and his thoughts on the prospects of technology.

Therapist Chronicles: Talk Therapy with Ejiro Ubierohwo

Ejiro Ubierohwo is a conscientious child and adolescent therapist in Nigeria specializing in developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), parenting skills, and behavioral management. She enjoys working with parents to help their children foster positive developmental patterns and young adults. In this interview, Ejiro talks about her work with clients and gives […]

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10 Signs You’re The Toxic Partner

Relationships start magically — rosy, with sparks and butterflies, and they make us very happy.  But sometimes, the roses become ridden with thorns. Disagreements arise, and you just can’t seem to figure your partner out. Occasionally, you can straighten the rough edges out, but sometimes, they have recurring, toxic patterns that come to stay. Toxic […]

10 Signs You’re In A Relationship With A Narcissist

A relationship with a narcissistic partner can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. Ignoring   narcissistic characters in your partner can leave you in a strained relationship. To avoid being caught in the web of a strained relationship, it’s important to you understand the major signs of narcissism. This article is a guide that teaches […]

The New Mental Health Bill And How It Affects You

Mental health is a significant issue in Nigeria, with high rates of mental illness and a shortage of mental health services. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 14% of Nigerians experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. The most common conditions are depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.  WHO claimed […]


Jan 11 2023

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The National Council for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in Nigeria: Role, Powers, and Governing Board

The National Council for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is a Nigerian organization created in view of the new mental health bill, with the primary aim of implementing health and substance abuse policies in Nigeria. In this article, we will explore the roles, powers, and governing boards of the council. Roles of the National […]


Jan 08 2023

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PTSD In Children: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.

This article details what PTSD is, how children experience it, and how you can help a child with PTSD.

PTSD in Adults: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or extremely stressful event. e.g., rape, robbery, murder, and natural disasters like flooding and earthquakes.  PTSD in adults may also be caused by repeated exposure to violence or trauma. First responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical […]

9 Important Steps to Creating a Self-Care Routine That Works

The world is fast-paced and hectic. Even with our constant connection to technology and endless scientific inventions, we face various challenges daily. It goes without saying that self-care is important now more than ever. With all the stress you face daily, it’s necessary to have “you” times to relax and recharge. If you don’t prioritize […]


Nov 16 2022

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4 Differences Between Therapy and Counseling

Therapy and Counseling have many similarities. They both need certification to practise; they both require basic communication skills; they both require observation and attention to detail; and they’re both effective mental health techniques.  However, despite these similarities, Therapy and Counseling are different. Here are the differences between Therapy and Counseling.  Intensity and Technique Both therapy […]

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10 Questions To Ask Potential Therapists

A therapist once told me to give my life to Christ. According to her, I was depressed because I was ungodly, but the god of Oyedepo can save me.  (What are the most skewed things a therapist has said to you? Tell me in the comment section!) That scenario made me detest the idea of […]


Oct 21 2022

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How to Improve Your Mental Health

I like to think of mental health as a car. What would happen if you jump into your car every day, zoom across the roughest roads, bump into walls and trees here and there, and don’t bother to clean, refuel, or repair it? Soon enough, the car will break down. It’ll be chipped and broken […]


Oct 12 2022

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How to Cope With ADHD — 7 Effective Tips

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a mental health disorder that affects brain function. It’s characterized by persistent issues like impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus. And if not kept in check, these issues can significantly affect one’s life.  ADHD has no cure, but thankfully, many strategies can help you manage it effectively. In […]


Oct 07 2022

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ADHD: A Comprehensive Guide.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition characterized by many persistent issues, like hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and trouble paying attention.  This article details everything you need to know about ADHD — what it is, its symptoms, and how it’s diagnosed. Read on! What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a […]


Oct 05 2022

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7 Practical Ways To Tackle Negative Thoughts

I get anxious a lot. I worry about the silliest things, like if the trailer on the other side of the road will suddenly fall on my head and catch fire, or if it’ll never stop raining in Lagos and the world will end in a flood.  Sometimes, a little criticism makes me feel like […]


Sep 30 2022

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5 Ways To Support A Friend With Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the world. It involves a persistent feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in everything. These feelings may interfere with daily life and productivity.  Side note: being sad doesn’t mean you’re depressed. There are many differences between depression and sadness. It might be hard […]


Sep 28 2022

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Effects of Affirmation Items on Mental Health

Why was it a good idea to get a “Best Friends for Life” t-shirt with your best friend? Why did you give your mom a “World’s Best Mum” coffee mug? Is it just me, or do you feel more confident when you wear your “Bold & Sassy” hoodie? These questions have one reasoning behind them: […]

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11 Effective Tips For Overcoming Stage Fright

I sang my first soprano solo in 2015. I had practised for months, but I thought the world would end that evening. My knees felt like jelly, and my heart was beating so loudly I thought the congregation would hear it. For the first time, I was grateful that choir robes swept the floor. Stage […]


Sep 22 2022

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How To Differentiate Between Sadness and Depression

When I’m sad, sometimes, I spend half the time worrying if I’m actually depressed or just sad. It’s tough to draw the line between sadness and depression because their signs are so similar!  Sadness is a natural reaction to pain, disappointment, loss, or difficult situations. It’s a normal feeling because everyone feels sad from time to […]

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8 Common Therapy Myths

Millions of people around the world are affected by mental illnesses. Unfortunately, many common therapy myths discourage people from seeking help or support, like the belief that: Going to therapy means you’re weak Therapy is for mad and crazy people Therapy is too expensive Therapy is for people who do not have families These long-held […]

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8 Signs Your Mental Health Is Dwindling

Your mental health impacts your well-being in more ways than you think. A good mental state provides inspiration, motivation, and energy, whereas a poor mental state can make you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and “off,” consequently affecting your daily life and productivity. People experience these “off” moments in different ways. For instance, I know my mental […]

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Depression and its Different Types

Emotional lows are normal. Daily, many stressors and factors chip away at our mental well-being, leaving us sad and unmotivated. But when these emotional lows last longer than expected, they may be signs of depression. What is Depression?  Depression is one of the world’s three most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 264 million people. It’s […]

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9 Effective Ways To Manage Stress

Stress is the physical, emotional, or mental change experienced in moments of pressure. It’s a constant reaction to life situations — there’s always something to worry about. As humans, we’re constantly surrounded by situations that put us under pressure, e.g., school, money issues, work, relationships, et cetera. If taken lightly, these issues can culminate and […]


Aug 12 2022

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4 Most Effective Types of Therapy

There are many therapy types to choose from, each with varying degrees of success. The most effective types of therapy. While the therapist’s quality can determine the effectiveness of therapy, the approach taken also matters. For example, a therapist might decide to tackle a depressed patient’s illness with cognitive behavioral therapy. As much as it is […]

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Disturbing Mental Health Problems in Africa

When I told my mother I was depressed, she said it was because I spent too much time on my phone. She asked which husband, children, or business were making me overthink. And when I started therapy, she thought I was wasting money.  That’s what the typical African thinks — that therapy is a waste […]

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7 Helpful Tips To Get The Most Out of Teletherapy

Recently, the therapy world was forced to improve on a minor aspect of itself – teletherapy. Despite being in existence years before the outbreak, its potential was not fully utilized, until the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.  Due to the limitations the virus had imposed, there was no movement, which by extension caused limited physical […]


Aug 12 2022

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Why Is Therapy Important?

In Africa, people with mental health problems tend to ignore the signs or blatantly refuse to seek therapy. They think, “I’m doing just fine,” or “why is therapy important anyway?” This is mostly because of the stigmas associated with mental health in Africa, like: the belief that only mad people go to therapy therapy is too expensive; it’s […]

5 Rare Mental Disorders You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Mental health illnesses are common and affect lots of people in the world. Disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are common, but some mental disorders are so rare that mental professionals may never come across them. Here are 5 rare mental disorders you probably never knew existed. Apotemnophilia Also […]


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