Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to reduce the use and misuse of substances among adolescents and youths in my country, through programmes that meet the mental health needs of adolescents and youths.
It's all part of making a better world.
I want to see a world with no suicide reports, where adolescents and youths are free from drugs, and violence resulting from drug use brought to a minimum.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by adolescents and youths, with the communities in Nigeria indirectly benefiting from the impact of my vision.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Reduction in the use and misuse of substances among adolescents and youth in Nigeria
Reduction in suicide rates among adolescents and youths in Nigeria
Provision of accessible and inclusive services that meet mental health needs for adolescents and youths
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
The success of my vision will be measured through the successful implementation of mental health support services in at least five out of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. Reduced cases of substance use and misuse and suicides among Nigerian adolescents and youths are other ways of measuring the success of my vision.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?