Sheilla Akwara nation media

Sheilla Akwara in the Nation Media | 2021

Sharing my story will never stop, and when I do so, others are pushed to open up as well. Stigma is one of the major stumbling blocks to solving the current mental health crisis, and I hope that my story can inspire families to show more love and support to their children; governments to do away with harmful laws that work towards those with mental health conditions and teachers to focus on alternatives to corporal punishment… I look forward to deeper conversations in mental health.