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Volunteer with Reconnect Health Development Initiative (HDI), a mental health advocacy NGO, established in 2003.

It is located in Abuja and Lagos and has been working under the scene to bring relief to individuals suffering from mental illnesses through free mental health assessments, relief visits, donations, community outreaches, subsidized treatment plan, health programs in schools amongst others.

They are seeking volunteers to assist in fulfilling their mandate of eradicating mental health stigma and implementing changes that affect the policies that relate to mental health in Nigeria.

Click on the link below to fill the Volunteer Application Form.

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Volunteer with Reconnect Health Development Initiative (HDI), a mental health advocacy NGO, established in 2003.

It is located in Abuja and Lagos and has been working under the scene to bring relief to individuals suffering from mental illnesses through free mental health assessments, relief visits, donations, community outreaches, subsidized treatment plan, health programs in schools amongst others.

They are seeking volunteers to assist in fulfilling their mandate of eradicating mental health stigma and implementing changes that affect the policies that relate to mental health in Nigeria.

Click on the link below to fill the Volunteer Application Form.

#Volunteer
#JointheMovementtoMakeAChange
#Repost
#Share
#SpreadtheWord
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Depression is more than a mood, it's a state of being in which the afflicted is unable, despite stimuli, to pull him or herself from.

Everyone, irrespective of age, is susceptible.

The Elderly are one age group that can suffer from depression without easy identification from family members.
The inability to adequately communicate how one feels when depressed can lead to a whole lot of misunderstanding, accusations and in some cases, abuse.

Major symptoms are:
Loss of appetite /overeating
Poor sleep
Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
Feeling of Guilt
Thoughts of worthlessness
Suicidal ideations

amongst others.

Take a stand against Elder Abuse

#WEAAD
#WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay
#June15
Depression isn't just saddness
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Hospital &Homes Urine Drug Test

H&H UDT drug testing kit with NAFDAC registration number 03-3165 is a rapid multi-drug one step test for the qualitative detection of drugs of abuse and their principal metabolites in human urine at specific cut off levels. Additionally, a semi quantitative adulteration control (Creatinine and pH) for the determination of diluted or adulterated urine specimens. Unlike a number of other urine drug testing kit that tests for limited number of drugs of abuse, our UDT kit offers one step drug testing for twelve (12) illegal substances of abuse shown in the table below. Hospital & Homes UDT kit as the name implies is easy to use and as such can be used both at home or in the hospital and any other organisation as necessary, providing accurate results in under five (5) minutes.
Our kits

Our UDT Kits are mainly of two types which includes;
The Q-Cup type

The Cartridge type

The Q-Cup type is a rapid one step test for the qualitative detection of drug of abuse and their principal metabolites in human urine at specified cut off level, additionally a semi quantitative adulteration control [Creatinine (CR) and pH] for the determination of diluted or adulterated urine specimens. Each test is used to obtain a visual result. It comes with a convenient sealed cup which has 11 integrated test strips for the detection of 11 different substances of abuse. These substances include: Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabis, Cocaine, Ketamine, Methamphetamine, Methylenedioxymetamphetamine (MDMA), Morphine, Opiates and Tramadol.

An attached temperature strip tests for the freshness of the specimen.
Additionally, the Cup-type kit comes with a one-step external alcohol Saliva test strip to semi-quantitatively detect the presence of alcohol in saliva for alcohol concentration greater than 0.02%.
Hospital and Home One Step Multi-Drug Test Q- Cup (+adulteration) offers a combination of 11 abuse drugs at specified cut-off, and a One-step Alcohol Saliva Test Strip which sums up to 12 substances of abuse.

The Alcohol Test Strip is a One Step Alcohol Saliva test intended for use as a rapid method to detect the presence of alcohol in saliva for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.02%. It has been published that the concentration of alcohol in saliva is almost to that in blood.
The rapid test is intended for the semi-quantitative detection of ethyl alcohol in human saliva. The strip is for in-vitro use only.

The Cartridge type is a rapid one step test for the qualitative detection of drug abuse and their principal metabolites in human urine at specified cut off level additional is a semi quantitative adulteration control. Each test is used to obtain a visual result. The One Step Multi-Drug Urine Test Panel (+Adulteration) can be used as an aid to initiate or attend therapeutic treatments by physicians.

Hospital and Home One Step Multi-Drug Urine Test Panel (+Adulteration) offers combination of 8 abuse tests at specified cut-off listed at the tables below. The substances which the cartridge test for includes; Amphetamine (AMP), Benzodiazepines (BZO), Cocaine (COC), Barbiturates (BAR), Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Morphine (MOP), Marijuana (THC), Opiates (OPI).

These assays can be used as an aid to initiate or attend therapeutic treatments by physicians. Each device is designed for professional and in-vitro diagnostic use.

Hospital & Homes Urine Drug Test Kit (H&H UDT kit) is a rapid multi-drug one step test for the qualitative detection of drugs of abuse and their principal metabolites in human urine at specific cut-off levels. Unlike a number of other urine drug testing kit that tests for limited number of drugs of abuse, our UDT kit offers one step drug testing for up to twelve (12) illegal substances of abuse. Hospital & Homes UDT kit as the name implies is easy to use and as such can be used both at home or in the hospital and any other organization as necessary, providing accurate results in under five (5) minutes.
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Join us to create a widespread awareness of mental health in our society. #SynapseServices
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Whether for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or depression, health screenings provide a quick and easy way to spot the first signs of serious illness and can reach people who might not otherwise seek professional medical advice.
Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting 6.7% (more than 16 million) of American adults each year.
Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of healthcare.
Why Screen for Depression?
Clinical depression is a serious medical illness.
Clinical depression can lead to suicide.
Sometimes people with depression mistakenly believe that the symptoms of depression are a "normal part of life."
Clinical depression affects men and women of all ages, races and socioeconomic groups.
Only about a third (35.3%) of those suffering from severe depression seek treatment from a mental health professional.
Depression can co-occur and complicate other medical conditions.
Screenings are often the first step in getting help.
Who Should Get Screened?

People suffering from depression often experience some of these key symptoms:
A persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood
Sleeping too little, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much
Reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
Restlessness or irritability
Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions
Fatigue or loss of energy
Thoughts of death or suicide
Screenings are not a professional diagnosis. Screenings point out the presence or absence of depressive symptoms and provide a referral for further evaluation if needed. You should see your doctor or a qualified mental health professional if you experience five or more of these symptoms for longer than two weeks or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your daily routine.

Call us Synapse Services 09092190476, 08152882329, to set up a depression screening appointment for yourself or your loved one
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! #SAAM  

Sexual Assault Sexual assault can take many different forms, but one thing remains the same: it’s never the victim’s fault.

According to World Health Organization reports, one in every five women is a victim of sexual assault and globally, 35% of women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. The reported figures are said to be inaccurate and often underestimate as most cases of sexual assault are under-reported by the victims because of the associated stigma.

In Nigeria, only 2 of 40 cases of rape are reported, attributing this amongst other reasons, to the arduous legal requirements needed to prove the cases and the associated stigma. The reported incidence of sexual assault in Nigeria ranged from 13.8% among female students in Maiduguri to 15% among young females in Ibadan (The Pan African Medical Journal Published online 2016 Jul 20. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.261.9172 ).

What is sexual assault?

The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include:

Attempted rape
Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body
Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape

What is rape?

Rape is a form of sexual assault, but not all sexual assault is rape. The term rape is often used as a legal definition to specifically include sexual penetration without consent. For its Uniform Crime Reports, the FBI defines rape as “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

What is force?

Force doesn’t always refer to physical pressure. Perpetrators may use emotional coercion, psychological force, or manipulation to coerce a victim into non-consensual sex. Some perpetrators will use threats to force a victim to comply, such as threatening to hurt the victim or their family or other intimidation tactics.

Who are the perpetrators?

The majority of perpetrators are someone known to the victim. Approximately seven out of 10 of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, such as in the case of intimate partner sexual violence or acquaintance rape.

The term “date rape” is sometimes used to refer to acquaintance rape. Perpetrators of acquaintance rape might be a date, but they could also be a classmate, a neighbor, a friend’s significant other, or any number of different roles. It’s important to remember that dating, instances of past intimacy, or other acts like kissing do not give someone consent for increased or continued sexual contact.

In other instances the victim may not know the perpetrator at all. This type of sexual violence is sometimes referred to as stranger rape. Stranger rape can occur in several different ways:

Blitz sexual assault: when a perpetrator quickly and brutally assaults the victim with no prior contact, usually at night in a public place
Contact sexual assault: when a perpetrator contacts the victim and tries to gain their trust by flirting, luring the victim to their car, or otherwise trying to coerce the victim into a situation where the sexual assault will occur
Home invasion sexual assault: when a stranger breaks into the victim's home to commit the assault
Survivors of both stranger rape and acquaintance rape often blame themselves for behaving in a way that encouraged the perpetrator. It’s important to remember that the victim is a never to blame for the actions of a perpetrator.

To speak with someone who is trained to help, call the Reconnect National Helpline at 08154384357 or call us at 09092190476, 08152882329.
Sexual assault |
Sexual assault |
womenshealth.gov
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