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Depression, suicide : Nigerians need mental health evaluation every three months, advises Psychologist

A Psychologist, Dr Casmir Nnemeka, says Nigerians should undergo mental health evaluation every 90 days to ensure their mental well-being.

Nnemeka, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Peace Centre, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday.

He decried the poor attitude of the public toward their mental health, noting that majority of Nigerians perceive mental health evaluation as only meant for mentally challenged persons.

“Every individual irrespective of status, background, tribe, religion is expected to access such services every three months.

“Every human irrespective of class faces one societal ills or the other, stress and other challenges that could affect the way they reason or interact.

“Such challenges are predisposing factors to depression, anxiety and could lead to suicide, if not properly checked,’’ he said.

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