July 12, 2016

‘If your mental health prevents you from your ideal life, seek help’- Chakka Reeves #NoShameDay

This post is taking a look at the series of tweets from one of the panelists of this year’s #NoShameDay. Chakka Reeves with social media handle +freedomreeves  is a digital storyteller with an educational background, social justice lens and a mental library of media references.  Chakka has created digital storytelling campaigns […]
July 12, 2016

‘You don’t owe your sanity to anyone’ -#NoShameDay founder, Bassey Ikpi

Nigerian-American, Bassey Ikpi organised the #NoShameDay event on Twitter. After the online event, she shared her story on her Tumblr blog, detailing what it’s like to be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Read on: #NoShameDay Post TRIGGER WARNING:Also, though absolutely true, the ending is unbearably corny… No Shame. This was supposed […]
July 12, 2016

Mental health is seen as separate from physical health as if our brains aren’t physical #NoShameDay

The quote which forms the headline for this post was by one of the panelists of the #NoShameDay, Felonious Munk. The No Shame Day is conversation started at 9 p.m EST (2 a.m Nigerian time). Felonious Munk (real name Dennis Banks) is an American comedian, writer, actor, & social commentator, […]
July 12, 2016

Today is #NoShameDay: A global discuss around mental health founded by Nigerian lady

Panic, anxiety, depression and trauma are some of the factors affecting mental health. People hardly talk of mental illness because of the stigma associated with it. It is one of the reasons Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born American spoken-word poet, writer, and mental health advocate created the hashtag which has now gained […]