Psychiatrists have called on professionals in mental health to collaborate with non-professional organisations to educate and create more awareness about mental issues in the society.
They made the appeal at a seminar organised by two NGOs, the Nous Foundation Nigeria and Sparkle Foundation Nigeria, in Lagos.
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Otefe Edebi, said that psychiatrists played a huge role in informing and educating the public about mental health.
According to him, it is not enough for psychiatrists to sit in the office and treat patients but need to communicate with people in the community.
Edebi also said that psychiatrists should be an advocate for the mentally ill by speaking for such person.