1 In 5 Nigerian Adults Suffer Mental Illness - PsychiatristsBy cheatmaster 10:07 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 Comments
Rasheed spoke at a seminar organised by the department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, to mark the World Mental Health Day.
The event was themed, Mental Health and The Work Place.
This, he noted, means that one out of every five worker is suffering from a mental illness.
The consultant also described the hostile work environment as a major factor why workers are developing mental problems in recent times.
Apart from poor working environment, he said that if workers were not getting what they deserved at their places of employment; it could lead to mental issues.
The psychiatrist advised employers to set reasonable targets for their workers, while creating avenues for them to be rewarded for meeting such demands.
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