The rate of frustration is growing everyday in the land and although nothing has been mentioned about the rate of mental health cases in Nigeria, it may be a area the health section needs to focus on in these times.
Recently in Benue, the police arrested a man, John Depuun, for allegedly killed his nine-month-old daughter and he claimed that God ordered him to carry out the unholy act.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at Mbagur, Shangev- Tiev in Konshisha Local Government. Police spokesman Moses Yamu confirmed the incident. He said: “The man has been arrested. Investigation is on to unravel the motive behind the killing.”
According to report in The Nation, the man used a sharp knife to kill his daughter, cutting her neck. He reportedly claimed that God in a dream ordered him to do so. According to the suspect, God instructed him to use his daughter for sacrifice.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry, Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse and Family history of mental health problems.
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.