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‘I am Depressed!’ – who?

‘I am Depressed’ – I wonder how many times I have come across this depressing confession by people in recent times especially during this pandemic. Depression is not a good state of mind anyone prays to be in. But what happens when you slightly or gradually find yourself or someone around you in such a situation? So, I would be talking about 3️⃣ quick emergency solutions you can proffer to a depressed person. 1️⃣ Ability …

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5 ways to maintain mental wellness

Mental wellness has become a necessity for everyone across the globe. A lot of things have been happening during this pandemic; such as people falling into depression and not been able to manage mental stress.  So, in this article, we have put together five ways on how you can maintain your mental health during this covid-19 pandemic. Remember to take breaks. Anticipate stress and plan ahead. This helps create some order and control in your …

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3 Basic Necessities of Life to Turn into Business

Business trends. The new normal. New economy. And the necessities of life. That’s all we keep hearing and reading about. The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly arrived and changed the narrative of almost everything in the world. Then, the introduction of the new normal. Many decades ago, we were taught the food, clothing and shelter were the three basic necessities of life. Well, true, but how relevant are these in the current situation in the world. I …

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Maintaining mental wellness during the COVID-19 Era (3)

Mental wellness and health, as mentioned earlier, is more than just the mere absence of illness or sickness. It cuts across mental, social, physical, financial and spiritual well being. Anything that is capable of bringing threat or actual harm can cause a mental health problem.  According to World Health Organization, WHO 2020 global report on Mental Health, it is expected that depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges are expected to be on the increase …

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Maintaining mental wellness during the COVID-19 Era (2)

Mental wellness amid a pandemic! It is often said that, “the only constant thing in life is change” but how many people are truly ready for the change?  The COVID-19 pandemic is real and upon us, with it comes attending problems such as; physical and mental health problems, social and financial problems among others.  It is interesting to see how little event such as a pandemic is capable of causing ripple effects across all facets …

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