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Mental health and the Nigerian Workplace: Fallacies, facts and the way forward

Oyewunmi, Adebukola Esther and Oyewunmi, Olabode Adeleke and Iyiola , O.O. and Ojo, A.Y. (2015) Mental health and the Nigerian Workplace: Fallacies, facts and the way forward. International Journal of Psychology , 7 (7). pp. 106-111. ISSN 1996-0816

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Unquestionably, mental health is fundamental to individual, organizational and national well-being. However, Nigeria’s mental health statistics are a cause for concern. This is further aggravated by a culture of indifference, denial and evasion. This paper advocates a cultural re-engineering. It espouses the need for Nigerian workplaces to recognize mental health as a realistic and legitimate concern, as well as display total commitment to the implementation of policies and practices that will ensure a supportive framework for employees. Families, religious/non-governmental organizations and the government, must also collaborate to promote mental health. Ignorant misconceptions, startling facts and necessary interventions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mrs Adebukola E Oyewunmi
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2015 08:30
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 08:30

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