Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says a Sound Mental State of Health was crucial for people to function effectively in the society.
Dr. Banigo stated this in her goodwill message from the Government House in Port Harcourt on Sunday, 9th October, 2022 to commemorate the 2022 World Mental Health Day.
The Deputy Governor, while advising people to take the responsibility of promoting their mental health through positive and productive activities disclosed that the socio- economic and political development of any society depends on the collective actions or inaction of the people.
The Deputy Governor said under the watch of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Rumuigbo, has been fully renovated and runs a 24 hours’ service, stressing that people with mental health challenges would be relieved if they avail themselves of the services of hospital which according to her have the high number of consultants.
The Public Health Physician advised people to settle their differences amicably, engage in healthy physical and mental exercises, avoid the use of harmful substances and ensure they are involved in healthy social network organizations.
It would be recalled that the 10th Of October each year has been set aside to Commemorate World Mental Health Day. The theme for this year’s celebration is “making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority”.
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Deputy Governor’s Office, Port Harcourt.
Sunday, October 9th 2022.
Rivers State Government House
Office of the Deputy Governor
Government House Complex