Victor 35, a native of Alike-Obowo in Imo State of Nigeria, was a young promising gentleman, a business guru based in Lagos in the 90s. A year later after a successful trip to China, his situation changed. Victor was sent to the village. After a while he ran away, the market square became his place of abode for many years.
My encounter with Victor in 2009 changed my purview about people with insanity and disability. By nature, every human being has an atom of madness inherent in him. This is showcase by our relationship with our fellow being--how we react to issues in life: being wicked, slothful, violence etc, determine our levels of madness.
One in four Nigerians – some 50 million people – are suffering from some sort of mental illness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Today – World Mental Health Day – finds the country nowhere near equipped to tackle the problem. There are only eight federal neuropsychiatric hospitals in Nigeria.
The goal for "feed 500 insane patients in southeast, Nigeria" project on GlobalGiving will do everything within her reach to provide food at intervals, increase social, professional, and political awareness of advancements and the importance of mental health prevention and promotion. Move clinical practice toward at-risk-oriented detection and intervention. Provide interventions designed for each developmental stage aimed at minimising the impact of risk factors.
Your donation can make a difference in giving medication and proper treatment to the mental deranged. Did you know that for just $10, Samonyemaechi Foundation can help pay for one person's medical bill.
Join me by donating $1 for every mad patient that needs help. One thing we have in common is that most of us in one way or the other have experienced one challenge or the other. Let's join hands and restore and reassure them that there is still hope for them.