Nigerian journalist Kemi Olunoyo is now a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder survivor having suffered the disorder since her release from Port Harcourt prison. She has left no stone unturned on issues of awareness on the ailment.
From live videos to radio shows, TV shows, and events, now she is set to speak on it in Lagos, Nigeria.
The event is orgamised by Renewing The African Mindsey (RAM).
Read her post below.
Join me in Lekki Lagos, Nigeria. in a #meetandgreet talking about my battle with #ptsd
Time 1pm prompt
We are starting on time because of crowd control and the psychiatrist will be talking early.
I want to educate you on #posttraumaticstressdisorder
Most of you are suffering a mental illness or a mental disorder but in denial due to STIGMA. I am in #ptsdrecovery after being detained in a maximum prison 6 mos three times and witnessed my best inmate friend and her baby die next to me in prison. Before that it was two days at SARS Port Harcourt where the Federal SARS hold their prisoners in Aluu and the local SARS promptly execute armed robbers extrajudicially. My cell view was blood and exploded brains.
You STEAL, YOU ARE ARRESTED, YOU ARE EXECUTED.
Today I suffer several symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, a flashback of that traumatic event or events. I sleep during the day, never at night, cos I will have nightmares of blood on the walls. Coupled with a violent armed robbery June 2019, #ptsd hypervigilance is real. No cure with medicines, N50K per week for psychotherapy, no funding from the feds. IDP’s Nigerian military all suffering it. Where do we go? #ptsd could take years to treat in some people.