Founded in 2019, Mental Care Foundation (MCF) is one of Nigeria’s leading mental health organisations
dedicated to building better lives for millions of Nigerians affected by mental illness. Our organization
owns and runs
– Nigeria’s premier on-demand emotional health service that anonymously and securely
connects individuals to real listener in one-on-one live chat.
MCF educates thousand of communities across Nigeria through
MCF awareness events and MCF campus clubs
to ensure that individuals get the information and support that they need to successfully fight stigma and
We work with volunteers in Nigeria to lead campaigns on national public policy
for people with mental illness.
December 26th of 2018, a Facebook friend took her own life and that incidence changed my opinion about
mental health - from just being curious about mental health to becoming an advocate.
– Balikis Abubakar, Co-founder and Executive Director, MCF
WE NEED TO PUT AN END TO THIS!
Psychiatrists have linked the rising prevalence of mental health disorders in Nigeria particularly to stigma
and lack of public awareness. In Nigeria, people who attempt suicide are being arrested rather than being treated.
Many Nigerians still believe that mental illnesses like depression and schizophrenia are demonic and cant happen to
People can’t talk freely about their mental health because of the fear of being stigmatized.
Even teens are expected to shake it off and what we see is more and more people take their lives.
Transform the understanding of mental illness through awareness programs and technology-centered solutions
that pave way for prevention, recovery, and a safe space for all.
MCF envisions a Nigeria in which mental illness is prevented, cured, and given attention at a national scale,
to eventually kill the stigma, and promote mental wellness.
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