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Pray for Nigeria 🙏

My heart is heavy 💔 💔💔
20.10.20
Lord heal us 🙏
Rest in peace Heroes 🙏
#wedeserveabetternigeria #endoppression
#endbadgovernance #endpolicebrutality

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End Oppression in Nigeria 🇳🇬

Enough is enough!

The change is now!

Our voices must be heard!

#Endoppression

#Endsars

#Endswat

#Endbadgovernance

#Endpolicebrutality

#ReformNigeria

#Ourvoicesmustbeheard

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month. This month aims to increase awareness of the disease. About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their life time. There’s a good chance of recovery if it’s detected in its early stages. It is very important that women check their breasts regularly for any changes and always get any changes examined by their Doctor.

Breast cancer can have a number of symptoms, but the first noticeable symptom is usually a lump or area of thickened breast tissue. Most breast lumps aren’t cancerous, but it’s always best to have checked by your doctor. You should also see your doctor if you notice any of the following:

  • A change in the size or shape of one or both breasts
  • A discharge from either of your nipples, which may be streaked with blood.
  • A lump or swelling in either of your armpits
  • A rash on or around your nipple
  • Dimpling on the skin of your breasts
  • A change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken in to your breast.

Breast pain isn’t usually a symptom of breast cancer. The exact causes of breast cancer aren’t fully understood. However, there are certain factors known to increase the risk of breast cancer. These include:

  • Age; the risk increases as you get older
  • A family history of breast cancer
  • A previous diagnosis of breast cancer
  • A previous benign breast lump
  • Being tall, overweight or obese
  • Excessive use of alcohol

After examining your breasts, your doctor may refer you to a specialist breast cancer clinic for further tests. This might include breast screening (mammography) or a biopsy. In rare cases, Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Check out this link (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-in-men/ ) to read about breast cancer in men, how breast cancer is diagnosed etc.

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International Day of the Girl Child!

This day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls’ face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. This year, under the theme, “My voice, Our Equal Future”, let’s seize the opportunity to be inspired by what adolescent girls sees as the change they want, the solutions- big and small- they are leading and demanding across the globe.

As adolescent girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 will focus on their demands to:

  • Live free from gender-based violence, harmful practices, and HIV and AIDS
  • Learn new skills towards the future they choose
  • Lead as a generation of activists accelerating social change

(https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day)

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World Mental Health Day!

October 10 is World Mental Health Day and the goal is to help raise Mental Health awareness. This year theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. Mental health problems affect around one in four people. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Mental health problems can affect anyone. We all have times when we feel down or stressed. Most of the time those feelings pass but sometimes they develop in to a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time. Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change.

Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without the information, support and help they need. It’s okay to feel unstable. It’s okay to need help. It’s okay not to be okay. Please take care of yourself. Make your mental health a priority!

Check out this link (https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/#) to watch a short animation which explains what mental health problems are and how they can affect us. Also check out this link( https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/about-mental-health/what-good-mental-health) to learn more about mental health and also the tips for looking after your mental health.