MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION is a Non Governmental Organization based in Lagos, Nigeria. It was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2007, RC No 25474.

 

Its administration and network comprise of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, educationists, inspirational writers and social workers/counsellors, coupled with a fleet of dynamic young non-religious motivational speakers who have saddled themselves with the responsibility of coaching and inspiring the enormous depressed/stigmatized ones in Africa.

 

Mental Health Foundation works assiduously to help all people prevent and overcome mental disorders, providing adequate information, education, encouragement, and support for people living with either mild or severe mental disorders alongside their family member.

On the other hand, we believe our society can be healed from the rampaging social ills, juvenile deliquence, secret emotional pains/disturbances and other influences that distort behavioural/thinking patterns. Knowing fully well that the law never changes the mind nor does it impact values, but teaching not only changes the mind, it instils values which in turn corroborates the law by setting the standard of behaviour.

Suffice to say, a mentally ill person is not only limited to the one with torn clothes, the beggars, penniless, rootless, homeless, those found under bridges, in uncompleted buildings or even wandering about. Psychiatrists however, faulted this view of mental illness, saying it is narrow. There are many people that are mentally ill and not psychotic.

Our mission

To free Nigeria and its environs of naked walking mentally ill, beginning from Lagos.

By working with the Local Government councils and the Ministry for Youth, Sports and Social Development, we also want to advocate for care, support and campaign against stigma of the mentally ill.

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Action Areas

  • Social reforms and Mental/emotional rehabilitations.

  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

  • Information and training.

  • Stress Management/Counselling.

  • Capacity building.

Our Vision

TO BUILD A SOCIETY WHERE PEOPLE ENJOY GOOD RELATIONSHIPS, PRODUCTIVITY, AND JUSTICE THROUGH MENTAL HEALTH CARE, ADVOCACY, POLICY REFORMS, AND CREATION OF HALFWAY HOMES.

 

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  • To pioneer advocacy projects and organize seminars, training, research, workshops and other professional services towards re-shaping, re-positioning and re-directing mental health issues and/or policy machinery as the case may be.
  • To induce mental and emotional powers towards liberating our society from the scourge of stress, depression, trauma and secret pain.
  • To straighten distortions in thought patterns, behavioural responses and emotional reactions of our society toward enhancing peace, eradicating illegal migration, brain drain, religious/communal/ethnic conflicts, minimizing violence and radicalization, and preventing terrorism.
  • To pioneer the restoration and rehabilitation of people living with either mild or severe mental disorders and reduce the incidence of their sights in public places.
  • To advocate for care, support and campaign against stigmatizations.

 

Testimonials

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Objectives

  • To pioneer hope and induce mental/emotional powers to the aggrieved and the depressed, whose circumstances seems contributive to their failure.
  • To build ability to think and plan for the future with great imagination or wisdom right in the face of trials/failures.
  • To teach the maintenance of a healthy living during seasons of challenges and trauma.
  • To organize seminars and workshops towards re-shaping, re-positioning and re-directing Human Rights policy machinery as the case may be.
  • Pursuing in collaboration with States and National Assembly for advocacy and implementation of policies on human dignity rights as regards Mental Health Clinics and facilities.