As a child, Stephen Palkun endured traumatic abuse, which left deep emotional scars under the surface. Years later, as a young man, Palkun tried to end his life – but not before sending distressing messages to close friends who would end up saving him. In this film, Stephen reflects on his experiences and how others in his community can better address trauma and mental illness. In Nigeria, mental health is often overlooked, and those who suffer often feel shame. But a growing awareness and new services offers Stephen, and those like him, a path forward.
TopicsSociety, Human Interest, Health, Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Media
Topic Tags52 Documentary
Program Title52 Documentary
English TitleMan Up | Searching for Help with Abuse and Suicide in Nigeria