Hello and welcome to my blog!
This is an introductory post in which I will be introducing myself, why I am starting this blog and what the blog is all about. I will also be outlining what you can expect from the blog because I’m all about #managingexpectations!
For a while now, I’ve wanted to start a blog because of my love for writing, especially because I’ve been ‘slacking’ on the writing front and I want a challenge. I’m also very passionate about mental health so I decided to take a plunge and start a blog on mental health!
I am interested in people’s awareness of their mental health and that of others. With physical health, you could pick up a bug, which activates some processes in your body and you may eventually develop symptoms. Most people think this is fairly straightforward, recognise when they are physically unwell and the need to seek medical attention. So also with mental health, you may experience a situation (which could be the bug), which activates processes in your mind and brain and you may go on to develop symptoms. However, there’s a stigma surrounding mental health, particularly in some cultures and societies, so people tend to talk about mental health in a disparaging manner. For example, saying someone is ‘crazy’ or ‘mad’ has certain connotations which aren’t usually positive. Nowadays, it’s getting better, as people are more open about discussing mental health and seeking help but we still have a long way to go.
My target audience is everyone who thinks they could do with knowing a bit more about mental health. Being Nigerian, I will sometimes address elements of the Nigerian culture and some stereotypes we might have. I do not mean this disrespectfully, neither am i trying to attack nor trivialize the beliefs of some people. The aim of this blog is to provide information; to help readers become more self-aware and to have insight into their mental health.
I plan to publish a post at least once a month. If you have any specific requests, such as a topic you’d like me to cover, please let me know here.