MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Presented by:
Arinze Chinonso and Dominion Iria Ambrose Alli University Medical School In conjunction with Precious Gems Charity (UK) Edo State, Nigeria

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Individuals with mental- related issues are often abandoned by their families and roam around the streets.
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Alcohol is a common source of substance abuse in Edo State.

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Use of marijuana and other substances occurs predominantly among the youth population.

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An outreach by the Christian Medical and Dental Association to public school children educating them on the dangers of drug abuse. 

Early education is important.

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A Federal neuropsychiatric hospital in Benin City provides care for the mentally ill.
These services reduce the number of mentally- challenged individuals roaming the streets.

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The Department of Psychiatry at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital has been a major help in alleviating mental-related issues.


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