Nigerian Journalist Launches Website To Solve Mental Health Challenges


Lagos-based freelance journalist, Tony Ademiluyi, has launched a website called, dedicated to solve mental health challenges and the stigmatization faced by people affected by the problem in Nigeria.

Ademiluyi, who made this known in an exclusive interview with TechDigest, said he built the website out of his concern for the plight of mentally challenged persons within my immediate neighbourhood.

He explained that the website gives mentally challenged persons the opportunity to share their stories in order to gain understanding and proper assistance from other Nigerians.

“I launched this initiative to drive the conversation to ending the stigmatization that the sufferers face in our harsh clime. I believe in a diverse and inclusive society which includes not being discriminated against on health grounds”.

“We curate human interest stories with permission from mentally challenged people though with pseudonyms to protect their identities as we record a major victory in getting them to talk freely to us and share their experiences.

“We believe that stigmatization can only end if the society hears from the mentally challenged and we are poised to giving them a loud voice to air their views without any fear”, Ademiluyi said.

Ademiluyi also told TechDigest that he would appreciate assistance from both local and foreign agencies to enable mentally ill persons achieve their academic goals.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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