Narrative Landscape Press will host an Instagram live conversation with Dr Olufemi Oluwatayo and Martins Ifijeh the authors of The Morning After: A Guide for Media Reporting and Prevention of Suicide in Nigeria,Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by 5 pm.
The Morning After is an insightful book on how to handle a major mental health problem hardly discussed in Nigeria—suicide. With chilling statistics and anecdotal references, Olufemi Oluwatayo and Martins Ifijeh reveal that there is an urgent need for sensitivity in the way suicides are reported in Nigeria, and they proffer solutions on how to prevent this silent public health challenge. The Morning After is a major work that should provoke a serious conversation on why many Nigerians are now taking their own lives. – Olusegun Adeniyi, Chair of THISDAY Editorial Board
Dr Olufemi Oluwatayo, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist, is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Lakeside Hospital, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, UK. He is also the President of Good Mood Charity Foundation, Nigeria, and the CEO of The Retreat Healthcare, Ikorodu, Lagos—the first purpose built private psychiatric hospital. An award-winning graduate of the University of Ibadan Medical School, he was formerly a World Health Organisation (WHO) scholar, a Wellcome Research fellow and Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. He served as mental health advisor to the Lagos State Government between August 2011 and December 2014.
Mr Martins Ifijeh is the health correspondent for THISDAY newspapers. He has won many awards both locally and internationally including the prestigious Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award–Print Category (2016). His stories have influenced policy interventions in the health sector. Ifijeh holds a master’s degree from Walden University, USA. He is an alumnus of the School of Journalism, Columbia University, USA; School of Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa; Witswatersand University, South Africa; Pan Atlantic University, Lagos; and Ambrose Alli University, among others. He sits on the board of Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Group (DAICOMAG), and Niola Cancer Foundation.
Narrative Landscape Press is a Lagos-based independent publishing company founded by Anwuli Ojogwu and Dr Eghosa Imasuen in 2016. It is a traditional publishing company that is interested in publishing African voices. Our authors include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Marlon James. The company also provides publishing services to other publishing houses and self-publishing authors within the Nigerian space.
For further inquiries about the IG Live event, you can reach Sarah on Sarah@narrativelandscape.com or call 09090554406.