I can’t Donate Blood but I want to Help

I can’t Donate Blood but I want to Help

By Clement Oriaku Donating blood means giving the gift of life, yet despite the ongoing need for blood donations, only very few people are blood donors. There exists diverse reasons (medical, emotional, personal etc) that prevent people from donating blood.The good...
The Power of Believing in Yourself

The Power of Believing in Yourself

By Diane Samuel Who are you? A lot of things come to mind when asked this question. And no one can answer this question about you better than you.Several events and experiences in life have helped to define us in so many different ways. These events shape the way we...
Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders

By Lukeman Amin Mental disorders are quite common and by the World Health Organization’s estimation, they’ll will affect a whopping 15% of the world’s population by the year 2020! It is predicted that by this time, common mental ailments such as depression...
UNBURDEN

UNBURDEN

By Clement Oriaku Why talking about mental health is important. Being able to talk about your problems might be a herculean task for people with mental health issues. However, it has been discovered that in the process of people talking about their mental health,...
Mental Health 101: Understanding ADHD in Children

Mental Health 101: Understanding ADHD in Children

By Lukeman Amin Are you that parent? Are you that teacher? Were you that student? Were you that friend? Educate yourself now! Growing up in Nigeria, our parents always made us understand that the key to success was and still is education. We were taught to listen...
Why I joined JDI Mental Health Initiatives

Why I joined JDI Mental Health Initiatives

By Lukeman AminMental disorders are quite common and by the World Health Organization’s estimation, they will affect a whopping 15% of the world’s population by the year 2020!It is predicted that by this time, common mental ailments such as depression anxiety...
My Why Story

My Why Story

By Kolapo Olarewaju My name is Kolapo Olarewaju. I am an Architect and Interior designer who volunteers with the youth empowerment group of JDI (Jela’s Development Initiatives). I am the Project Manager of the Youth Empowerment Team of JDI. My JDI story is incomplete...
Why I joined JDI Mental Health Initiative – Aisha

Why I joined JDI Mental Health Initiative – Aisha

WHY I JOINED I JDI MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE I have always had a desire to help people out; on the street if I saw children with no shoes, hawking and begging, my heart would go out to them.  Whenever I heard a story of someone struggling, my heart literally ached...
Why I joined JDI Mental Health Initiatives

Why I joined JDI Mental Health Initiatives

As a little girl, I was body-shammed for being too thin, the type of comments people made, moved me at some point to ask my Mom why I had such body size. I never really understood what was funny about how I looked that prompted most people to make fun of me. I...