Nigerians need mental health evaluation every three months – Nnemeka

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By Juliet Odey

A Psychologist, Dr Casmir Nnemeka, says Nigerians should undergo mental health evaluation every three months 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 Neptune Prime 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, he said.

Nnemeka said people who react negatively to trivial issues, misplace documents in workplaces, exhibit irrational behaviours need psychological evaluation.

“If you are mentally balanced every other thing would fall in place because mental well-being is key to total wellness of every individual.

“When you are mentally okay or balanced, you will hardly fall sick, have no need to visit the doctor because your brain is wired like every other electronic gadget, when is pressured or stressed, it misbehaves.

“So, it is very important to do a mental health evaluation every three months to flush out every negative thing that affects us in our workplaces, homes, the company we keep and things we see.

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