Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI)

Patient Leader

MANI is a registered non-profit organisation (CAC/IT/83725), focused on breaking the silence and alleviating suffering for Nigerians, young and old, living with mental illness. In two years of existence we have grown our following on social media from zero to more than 20,000, with impressions from our posts of more than twelve million while Educating thousands of Nigerians on the reality of mental illnesses as well as the basics of most of the common ones seen in our environment, both online (using targeted social media campaigns) and offline (using various psycho-education programs organized across more than 10 states in Nigeria).

Location

Lagos, 05

Finalist

Best Team Performance

MANI is a non-profit organisation, focused on breaking the silence and alleviating suffering for Nigerians, young and old, living with mental illness. In two years of existence we have been able to start a mental health revolution in our country and have provided help for more than 5,000 people, while educating hundreds of thousands more.

We live in a world where people are all about surviving and nobody really cares what the other person is going through. There are people who wear an image they don't really represent inside but outwardly they appear OK and satisfied yet drowning. Am nominating mentally aware based on the fact that it has lent a hand to the man/woman who is longing.  — l

Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative share real life experiences of people dealing with mental illness via their YouTube Channel. They achieve this by interviewing this people one on one, thereby letting other people dealing with the same issues understand that they are not alone.  — Akingboye

Actively pushing out content to educate people on mental health and its importance , types of mental illnesses & being a safe space for mental health warriors to unload without fear of stigma or discrimination.  — Nusaybah

When it comes to mental health they are at the forefront in terms of response to suicidal symptoms, counselling, raising awareness and getting people to talk in general  — Gift

For a country like Nigeria where mental health is scarcely mentioned. MANI is doing a great job in creating awareness about mental health. They have also given interventions to individuals with mental health issues. Asides that they are a voice to individuals who are stigmatised due to their mental health condition.  — Theophilus

Through a series of awareness programs the mystery of mental health is being demystified by MANI. They share contents regarding mental health and gradually making the stigma fade away  — Theophilus

Mentally Aware Nigerian Initiative is an NGO focused on advocating for mental health issues in Nigeria and Africa at large.

The write ups are so relatable. And a lot is learnt from it, and it makes me wonder what is going on in my friend's head even though he might be laughing or seemingly happy

Mani uses short videos and graphic illustrations to reach out to people with mental health illnesses and disorders. They provide a safe place for us  — Tolu

MANI shows great effort to helping people with mental health disorders  — Tolu

Mani is actively stepping up the fight against mental health  — Tolu

Mani is constantly publishing articles to discuss specific mental health disorders  — Tolu

Every member of MANI work together to achieve the goal of a stigma free society  — Tolu

The MANI community is growin everyday creating a safe place for people with mental health illness and disorders  — Tolu

the focus is on mental health which isnt a popular topic in the country  — deola

it group works down to the grassroot.  — deola

MANI is a non-profit organisation focused on breaking the silence and alleviating suffering for Nigerians, living with mental illness. In the nearly two years of our existence we have been able to significantly impact the mental health discussion in Nigeria and have gone on to become the most active mental health organization in Nigeria.  — Stigma

MANI is a non-profit organisation focused on breaking the silence and alleviating suffering for Nigerians, living with mental illness. In the nearly two years of our existence we have been able to created online communities (on Whatsapp) that serve to support and educate its participants about mental health and illnesses and as a platform to share  — Stigma

MANI is a non-profit organisation focused on breaking the silence and alleviating suffering for Nigerians, living with mental illness. In the nearly two years of our existence we have strived to normalize mental health discussions in online and offline spaces across Nigeria by constant and consistent discussions around the topic  — Stigma

MANI is a non-profit organisation focused on breaking the silence and alleviating suffering for Nigerians, living with mental illness. In the nearly two years of our existence we have been able to use our Twitter page to consistently create mental health awareness and challenge stigma while debunking myths surrounding the subject topic  — Stigma

I am nominating Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative because of what they've done with their twitter space: They have made it a Zero stigma spacw where people with mental illness(es) can come to and share their struggles. Also, they have been able to save numerous People from taking their own lives by looking out for tweets that suggests such.  — Taiwo

Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI)

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