JOIN TONY RAPU AND OTHERS THIS FRIDAY AS THEY DISCUSS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH.

JOIN TONY RAPU AND OTHERS THIS FRIDAY AS THEY DISCUSS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND

MENTAL HEALTH

26th June 2020

The impact of substance abuse disorder in recent times continues to be a source of concern for our society as a whole. As a country, the problem of substance abuse; use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or prescribed medications in ways that produce harm to ourselves and those around us, continues to have a grappling effect. 

As part of the activities to commemorate the 2020 edition of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking (World Drug Day), Freedom Foundation will be hosting a webinar session themed; “Substance Abuse and Mental Health- Preserving The Next Generation”.

In line with the UN’s theme of Better Knowledge for Better Care, this webinar session is aimed at creating awareness of the menace that psychoactive substances pose to our mental health, provide guidance on sensitizing the next generation who are the highest demography of substance users, and address the various stakeholders relevant to the ongoing conversation of substance use.

MEET DR. TONY RAPU

Dr. Tony Rapu is a medical doctor, filmmaker, life coach and the Senior Pastor of the House of Freedom.

His vision is to bring about developmental change to lives and communities by reaching out to different demographics through strategic interventions. He has developed innovative methods and solutions in tackling issues such as drug addiction, urban poverty, and community development.

MEET DR. OSASUYI DIRISU

Dr. Osasuyi Dirisu is a Public Health and Policy Expert. She works as a consultant with House of Refuge, a residential drug rehabilitation center aimed at providing a comprehensive approach for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug and alcohol dependent persons.

MEET DR. TAYO AJIROTUTU

Dr. Tayo Ajirotutu is a Mental Health expert and the Head of Department, Clinical Psychology Department, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Lagos.

Schedule for Webinar session is as follows;

Date:    Friday, June 26, 2020

Time:   1:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: Zoom Platform 

ABOUT FREEDOM FOUNDATION

Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to addressing the ever-mounting and staggering challenges in our society by empowering individuals who are plagued with various categories of social and economic challenges. Our programs are continuous initiatives designed to help the organization achieve its mission of reaching out, giving hope through the Rehabilitation, Education and Empowerment of impoverished persons in Nigeria.

We actively partner with the Government, other NGOs, civil society organizations and corporate institutions to ensure the delivery of human services at the greatest points of impact.

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