6. Zubaida Yakubu Ibrahim. 20 years old. NigeriaZubaida is the Founder of Sage Literacy Initiative. She is at her third year biomedical science student at
4. Ismail Bello. 30 years old. Nigeria. Ismail is an award winning ICT Consultant, Youth Advocate and Community Organizer. He championed the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign which
3. Vicky Aridi. 23 Years old. kenya. Vicky is a dedicated and reliable young leader who is passionate about championing for sustainable development, youth engagement
2. Javnyuy Joybert. 30 years old. Cameroon. Javnyuy Joybert popularly known as Mr. Remarkable, is a multiple award winning business & productivity speaker, trainer &
The young and bold minds on this year’s 30 Under 30 list are proof that the future of Africa is bright. From entrepreneurship to music
Day 15 QUOTE– “What mental health need is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversations”. – Glem Close Day 15 AFFIRMATION- I am happy to be me Day 15 ACTION Relax in a warm bath once a week. Try adding Epsom salts or any other available bath salts to soothe aches and pains and help boost magnesium levels, which can be depleted by stress. At YOAMI, Campaign Manager of 30days m,ental health challenge, Sandra Ngarka. Article editted and published by
Day 14 QUOTE- “Increasing the strength of your mind is the only way to reduce the difficulty of life”. -Mokokoma Mokhonoana Day 14 AFFIRMATION- Better mental health is possible for me. Day 14 ACTION Go ahead and yawn. Studies suggest that yawning helps cool the brain and improves alertness and mental efficiency.
Day 13 QUOTE- “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you”. -Ovid Day 13 AFFIRMATION- Reaching out for support shows strength. Day 13 TIP TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH- Ask for help. It is okay to seek help from your family, friends or local service when you are overwhelmed by how you feel. Find a counsellor or join a support group to help you make changes in your life.
Day 12 QUOTE “I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life”. -Jonathan Harnisch Day 12 AFFIRMATION- I share my feelings with honesty and courage. Day 12 TIP TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH- Take time to laugh. Hang out with a funny friend, watch a comedy or check out cute videos online. Laughter helps reduce anxiety.
DAY 1O QUOTE “My dark days made me stronger, or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it”. – Emery Lord Day 10 AFFIRMATION I AM THANKFUL FOR THE POSITIVE THINGS IN MY LIFE. DAY 10 TIP TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH Work your strengths. Do something you’re good at to build self-confidence, then tackle a tougher task. Think of something in your life you want to improve, and figure out what you can do to take a step in the right direction.
Day 9 Quote Try to make a physical activity you enjoy a part of your day. Experts believe exercising releases endorphin chemicals that lift your mood and provides added energy. Exercising regularly can help you concentrate, sleep better, eat properly and live a normal life. Day 9- Affirmation I can challenge my negative thoughts with positive ones. Day 9 Tip to boost mental health “if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken”. – Selena Gomez
Day 8 Quote “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN” -Matt Haig Day 8- Affirmation I am not my diagnosis. My diagnosis will not define my life. Day 8 Tip to boost mental health Start your day with a cup of coffee. Coffee consumption is linked to lower rates of depression. If you can’t drink coffee because of the caffeine, try another good-for-you drink like green tea.