One of our cardinal objectives of our organization is the advocacy and awareness campaign against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Otherwise called residue of war.
Journal of Psychiatry described PTSD as One major mental health effect of conflict is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder which consists of a syndrome that develops after a person sees, is involved in, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor.
The person reacts to this experience with fear and helplessness, persistently relieves the event, and tries to avoid being reminded of it. The disorder usually develops within weeks, months or even years after the occurrence of the traumatic event.
Symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares and flashbacks, insomnia, lack of concentration, and feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. PTSD is an ailment that Community predisposed to extreme violence are faced with long after exposure to violent condition.
Globally,June is PTSD awareness month and Soulace Africa is not taking a by-standing position. We are in full swing on Advocacy in support of people affected by PTSD our resident city. Since the beginning of June, we have commenced rigorous public enlightment via our social media pages and also engage people in our society.
To cap this year event, Soulace Africa in collaboration with Productive Life Experience Advancement Centre and support of Mentality Aware Nigeria Initiative, Elicit Coaching Company and a host of counsellor within and outside Ibadan Oyo state Nigeria has organised a 2 days sensitisation workshop and campaign to the doorstep of the Nigeria Police, Oyo State Command and the Division 2, Headquarters, Nigeria Army Ojoo, Ibadan on the 27th and 28th June respectively.
This two days intensive workshop is designed to Demystify the ailment, destigmatized people living with PTSD while pointing participants to available treatment regimen. Statistics shows that 32% of the men of the Nigeria Armed forces suffers varying level of symptomatic PTSD.
While speaking about the event, our founder said this ground breaking workshop will in the future propose a bill in support of inclusion for people affected by PTSD in Nigeria as it were in better part of the world.
Speaking, Soulace Africa founder thank the authority of the Nigeria Army 2 Division Ibadan and the Oyo state police command for this welfarist collaboration that is made happened by the medical services of these institution.