Healing from Depression, “demons” and Deliverances: The cost of Mental Healthcare in Nigeria is Prohibitively High

When Tukura John Daniel was a child, he noticed he was energetic in one moment and in the next, he was sad and he craved his own company. When he wanted some time to himself, Daniel, who goes by the nickname Tee Jay, would seek refuge among the rocks behind the house where he lived with his parents in Minna, the capital of Niger.

Tee Jay’s community, including his own parents, did not understand him. Sometimes, he was punished because people found his behavior weird. It did not help him as a child in a Christian home that he was inquisitive and would sometimes challenge the Sunday school teacher on theological teachings…..

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