Who are Defying Mental Illness?
We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) reaching out to the community of those challenged with mental illness, their caregivers, their families and beyond. We want this to be your go-to place for everything concerning mental and emotional health so we always welcome your feedback to make it so!
Our site is like a treasure hunt
According to Alexa, it seems people like hanging out with us! On average, people spend anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes on average when they visit our website. That is pretty good going when compared to even the more popular sites that have been around for ages!
So with bragging rights out of the way, lets just say, don’t be in a hurry when you visit us. There is just so much and we continue to grow. It is like a treasure hunt here! If you can’t find what you are looking for, please use the search bar.
Apart from being frequently invited on radio and television, we are also listed among the best for mental health blogs worldwide….
How our story began
Our story starts as a result of one man named Eze (Chuck) who defied the odds of mental illness. After 18 long years, that man walked free from medication, hospitalization and all the effects of mental illness, and several years later remains so. In the last phase of his fight with the disease, doctors gave him a clean medical bill of NO MENTAL ILLNESS after several consultancies and evaluation. Consultants even questioned the authenticity of how this man ever came to be diagnosed with mental illness in the first place!
To put a full stop to the suffering, discrimination and stigma of those challenged with mental illness, their caregivers and their loved ones who are affected.
To support those challenged with mental illness and their caregivers in defying mental illness. To combat discrimination and stigma. To lead, educate and create awareness of mental and emotional issues. To support other organisations that work hard in doing similar work.
To assert our rights as believers to a sound mind and our rights to a divine life which encompasses spirit, soul and body.
Who are Defying Mental Illness:
DEFYING MENTAL ILLNESS has its foundations as a Christian organisation. This means our message is therefore one of hope, love and encouragement.
We believe literally in defying mental illness, the stigma and discrimination, no matter how long one has been challenged with the disease. DEFYING MENTAL ILLNESS is non discriminatory and is open to everyone regardless of age, sex, status, faith or beliefs.
Defying the odds is the person
determined to BE the one even in a million chance,
WIN and CHANGE the odds – Zoe A. Onah
What Defying Mental Illness do
- We are mental health advocates that strongly believe in the power of positive declarations
- We provide supplementary support through counselling, resources, blogs and workshops to those challenged with mental illness and their caregivers/carers.
- We work together with select organisations in our advocacy work to raise the profile of mental health awareness and dealing with the issues surrounding mental illness.
- Runs conferences, seminars and webinars to empower, motivate, comfort and increase self confidence.
- We are often guest speakers at conferences and various media
- Creates awareness and education of the stigma and discrimination associated with the disease.
See a few of the many who like us…
Faith is one tool to obtain a good report – E. Onah