Effect of depressed economy on mental health of Nigerians, worrisome


A don, Professor Ayodele Jegede, has described the pressure exerted by economic depression on the mental wellbeing of Nigerians as worrisome and called for a multiplicity approach that spans individual, community, and societal levels to swiftly address it.

Jegede, a professor of medical anthropology, sociology, and bioethics at the University of Ibadan, stated this in his health talk entitled “Effect of Depressed Economy on Mental Health of Nigerians,” a part of activities to mark the Resurrection Morning Star Society Anniversary Week in Ibadan.

Professor Jegede declared that economic problems like low productivity, inadequate social safety nets, unemployment, and treatment costs,…

Source: Nigerian Tribune