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OUR THEME FOR THE YEAR 2022!

Often after someone dies by suicide, their loved ones will say they had no idea or didn’t see any signs the person was depressed. Mental illness is tricky in that it knows how to cover itself up when others are around.

This theme is very important in raising awareness about mental health conditions and encouraging a conversation which could save a life one at a time.

Depression affect rising numbers of people worldwide, and African communities are among the most vulnerable. Having a conversation with family, friends or a healthcare professional can be key. LEAD is proud to unveil our theme for the year to encourage people to #ReachOut.”

With the launch of our theme, we wholeheartedly believe we are on course once again in the fight to mitigate depression to it’s barest minimum.

#livingeverydayabovedepression
#reachout
#mentalhealth
#depression

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LEAD MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT 1.0

Even though improving mental health and wellbeing is included in the Sustainable Development Goals, mental health is yet to be sufficiently taken into account by healthcare systems. Only around 2% of the global healthcare budget is being allocated to mental health with no significant rise, even though the global impact of mental disabilities and mental disorders is increasing.

On 29th January 2022, LEAD will host the 1st edition of the mental health summit.

This summit aims to strengthen our community efforts that support mental health, promote mental wellness and foster worldwide innovative experiences. The two priorities of this edition will be the integration of mental health in health and how we can prioritize mental wellness.

You can catch up with the Conference live on Instagram at @leadproject8.

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LEAD SENSITIZATION VISIT TO MOREMI HIGH SCHOOL. OSUN STATE

Depression is gaining more and more attention everyday, and this is due to the ranging effect it has inflated on the human race over the last few decades. It has recently become the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease, and with about 300 million current victims globally (As recorded by WHO). These are real life figures and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

It’s even quite interesting to note, as the numbers increase over time, not only has it affected this generation but it remarkably stretches toward the coming generation. Our teenagers are being victimized too. Teen depression has also risen over the recent years that between 2020 and 2021, the Mental Health America (MHA) recorded the rate of depression in youth increase from 9.2% to 9.7%. This is not normal and should be treated with urgency.

This is why the LEAD Team at Osun State, Nigeria has taken the initiative to pay a sensitization visit to Moremi High School, Osun state. Students were sensitized on Depression, it’s causes, symptoms and treatment measures. At the end, the school was glad to have received the team and we are satisfied to have contributed this portion to a better humanity.

LEAD has risen for this course, but we can not do this ourselves. We call on everyone around the world to protect our teenagers from this pledge. Let’s pay attention to their mental health, support them through their everyday struggles and please, seek help for them if the situation is beyond your control.