Moved by the increasing incidence of varied mental disorders including depression and suicide, the Pinnacle Medical Services has launched a FREE 24/7 telephonic counseling to be given by trained counselors, therapists and psychologists.
The help lines are +234906 093 9437 and +234701 676 4605.
Dr. Maymunnah Kadiri, Medical Director, Pinnacle Medical Services, on Friday in Lagos said the gesture was necessitated by the levity and lack of attention that mental health is given in Nigeria.
“In recent times, the number of Nigerians with mental disorders has increased.
“Sadly, this is an aspect of health that has generally been treated with levity arising from ignorance, denial, discrimination and stigma.
“We are adding our voice to this societal menace by providing the following services free to Nigerians; it is a 24/7 telephonic counseling from trained counselors, therapists and psychologists
“We encourage people to call now and also urge people to tell others to call,’’ Kadiri, who is a consultant neuro-psychiatrist said.
According to Kadiri, the telephonic counseling is a Corporate Social Responsibility from the Pinnacle Medical Services in collaboration with Pinnacle Medical Speakout Initiative and Pinnacle Health Radio.
Kadiri urged Nigerians to adopt diverse positive measures to reduce stress and depression in the country.