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

Victoria Fakiya is a Reporter for Techpoint Africa, a 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 with invisible […]

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The Importance of Self-Care in Everyday Life

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to neglect our own needs. However, self-care is crucial for maintaining mental and physical well-being. Prioritizing self-care doesn’t mean you have to spend hours pampering yourself; it’s about making small, intentional choices that promote overall health. Why is self-care important? Here’s a list of reasons […]

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10 Signs You Might Benefit from Therapy

In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining mental health is more important than ever. While everyone experiences stress and emotional challenges, there are times when professional help can make a significant difference. Therapy provides a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, develop coping strategies, and gain insights into your mental well-being. But how do you […]

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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 mytherapist.ng, where his passion for technology merges with the mission to enhance mental well-being.  I spoke with him about  his work, his role at mytherapist.ng, 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 mytherapist.ng.  In this interview, Britney shares her experiences working at mytherapist.ng, 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 […]

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How to Harness the Healing Power Of Therapeutic Writing

Therapeutic writing is a form of expressive therapy that uses writing as a means to heal. It’s part of a broader category of therapies that include music, movies, and even physical exercise. The beauty of therapeutic writing lies in its simplicity and accessibility, allowing anyone to harness its benefits to foster better mental health.

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Apr 30 2024

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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 mytherapist.ng, 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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Understanding and Coping With Triggers of Suicidal Thoughts

The blog post scrutinizes the complex triggers of suicidal thoughts in a bid to provide insight and valuable guidance on coping mechanisms. Discussing the various triggers including mental health disorders, substance abuse, trauma and chronic illness, the post offers comprehensive coping strategies. These entail reaching out to trusted individuals and professionals, utilizing support resources, creating safety plans, limiting access to lethal means, prioritizing self-care, and forming supportive communities, highlighting recovery as attainable with appropriate care and support.

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MyTherapist.ng Clinches First Place in Fate Foundation Next Economy Business Incubator Program! 🏆

MyTherapist.ng has won first place in the Fate Foundation Next Economy Business Incubator Program. This prestigious recognition acknowledges the commitment, innovative strategy and steadfast drive of the entire team at MyTherapist.ng.

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Nov 22 2023

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Getting Started: How To Use The Mytherapist.ng Mobile App

Now that you’ve downloaded the Mytherapist.ng Mobile App, these next few steps will show you how to navigate the app and guide you to book your first therapy session with us. Create your account: To create your account, click ‘Create Account’ (or ‘Login’ if you already have an account with us).  Fill in the necessary […]

Therapist Chronicles: Exploring Journeys of Healing and Empathy with Precious Nwaze

Therapist Chronicles: Exploring Journeys of Healing and Empathy with Precious Nwaze

Meet Precious Nwaze, a certified psychologist working with MyTherapist.ng. Precious has dedicated her career to aiding individuals in managing mental health issues through online therapy sessions. In this interview with Oluwafikunayomi Odusola, she shares her journey as a psychologist, client experiences, and insights into mental health.

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Rebuilding After the Storm: Healing from Narcissistic Abuse and Rediscovering Yourself

Hey there, brave soul! If you’ve found yourself here, you’ve likely weathered the storm of a toxic relationship with a narcissistic partner. First, take a deep breath and know that you’re not alone. Recovering from narcissistic abuse takes time, but with the right tools and support, you can rebuild your life and find happiness once […]

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Breathe in, Breathe out: Breathing techniques for stress relief

Stress is a common experience in today’s fast-paced world. It affects our physical, emotional, and mental health. While there are many ways to manage stress, breathing techniques are some of the most effective and easily accessible methods. In this article, we’ll explore some breathing techniques that can help you reduce stress and improve your overall […]

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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 […]

Does Menstruation Affect Women’s Mental Health?

Do you always feel a high level of inconvenience in the days leading up to your menstruation and the first few days of bleeding? If yes, it’s easy to guess why you’re here. A period is easily one of the most dreadful experiences that many women go through. Aside from the obvious discomfort – the body […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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How to Improve Your Memory: 8 Effective Ways

Still can’t find your car keys? Forgot your girlfriend’s name or <le gasp> her birthday? You’re not alone (but will be soon). We all forget things, but memory loss is nothing to overlook or take lightly. Is this forgetfulness your fault? Is it natural? Can you change it? In this piece, I’ll answer those questions […]

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Jul 29 2022

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How to Cope With a Bad Day — 14 Helpful Tips

Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or experienced a series of unpleasant events, bad days are never fun to face. While you can’t rewind time or solve all your issues at once, you can distract yourself from the negativity if you learn how to cope with a bad day. The […]

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Jul 29 2022

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How To Have A Difficult Conversation With A Loved One: 9 Safe Tips

In any long-term relationship, there will be hard conversations—like an illness your partner has, something they did wrong, a better sex life, or finances. Regardless of the situation, knowing how to have a difficult conversation with a loved one will keep your discussions drama-free and healthy. Here are nine practical tips to keep in mind. […]

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Jul 29 2022

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How To Find The Right Therapist For You: 4 Sure Ways

Finding the right therapist is like looking at a shelf full of books with the option to pick just one. You need a book, but you don’t know which one will be worth reading because you’re not some magician. Finding the right therapist is as important as going for therapy because of how delicate the […]

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May 15 2022

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How to Ask for Help When You Need It: 8 Helpful Ways

8 Helpful Ways to Ask for Help When You Need It   “Asking for help is never a sign of weakness. It’s one of the bravest things you can do. And it can save your life.” ― Lily Collins Everyone needs help and support once in a while, so it’s important to know how to ask […]

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May 12 2022

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8 Revealing Signs You Need to See a Therapist

Many people have the wrong idea about therapy. They think that only people who have gone mad (or are going mad) need therapy, but that’s not true. Everyone needs therapy! Therapy is like exercise for your mind, and therapists are the gym instructors. A therapist can help you understand your feelings, thoughts, and actions and […]

Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety is an intense feeling of fear, discomfort, and worry.  Anxiety is a normal response to stress, and experiencing it occasionally is normal. But when it starts to interfere with day-to-day life or productivity, it’s a problem that needs to be tackled. Symptoms Of Anxiety Not everyone would experience the same symptoms when they are […]

How To Realistically Handle a Panic Attack

During a panic attack, the strange physical reactions that are experienced are a result of your body’s response to the overwhelming fear and feelings of dread.  To effectively control a panic attack, you need to identify the major catalysts or causes. Some of the common causes are 1. Chronic stress 2. Intense physical exercise 3. […]

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Dec 31 2021

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How To Differentiate Between Anxiety and a Panic Attack

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference between anxiety and a panic attack.  Because of their similarities, people often use the terms interchangeably. Well, although both of them cause physical and emotional symptoms, anxiety is usually more persistent, while a panic attack lasts for a short while.  In this article, you’ll learn what anxiety and […]

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Dec 31 2021

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