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Introduction

Measuring happiness

The World Happiness Report does this, making available insights garnered from the Gallup World Poll surveying some 160 countries.

The rankings of country happiness in the 2019 World Happiness Report are based on the polled results from the Gallup World Poll survey of 156 countries from 2016–2018.

Happiness measure in each of the countries surveyed is based on how people in each country evaluate the quality of their current lives on a scale of 0 to 10 — (what we will continue to refer to as life evaluation), the average frequency of positive emotions, laughter, happiness and enjoyment they felt the previous day (positive affect) and the average frequency of negative emotions like sadness, worry and anger experienced by individuals the previous day (negative affect). Beyond this evaluation, six other variables were also considered to explain how countries rank on the global happiness report. These variables are GDP per capita (based on purchasing power parity), social support (based on an average national response to this: “if you are in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can count on to help you whenever you need them, or not?”), …


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Japheth j. Omojuwa. Photo Credit: Omojuwa.com

Public Speaker, Social Media Consultant, and founder of Alpha Reach, Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, has joined The Joy Hub as its Influencer Champion.

Japheth, who has been an inspiration to millions of young Nigerians across the federation, both online and offline, has since 2012 consulted for such reputable institutions like the Heinrich Boll Foundation on social media amplification and the Joy Hub is excited to have him onboard as its social media champion.

He will be using his vast social media reach for public good — in an extension of his already extensive public service- to help Nigerians get the help they need when dealing with anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation by raising awareness on the Joy Hub and the services it provides, in order to get more young people to seek the help that they need to heal, and also to promote the use of social media for social good. …


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On Monday, 18th February 2019, over 40 invited guests gathered in Lagos to launch the pilot location of The Joy Hub. Located in, Surulere, The Joy Hub is a non-clinical, non-judgemental, non-discriminatory emotional and mental health walk-in centre where young people dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety and thoughts of suicide can access help.

The hub, a project initiated by happiness company, Joy, Inc. in partnership with Mentally Aware Nigeria and Olamma Cares is a product of a 2-month long fundraising campaign kicked off in March 2018 by Founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo.

In his remarks as he officially opened The Joy Hub, Dr Kitan Jinadu, representative of the Lagos State Mental Health Desk and a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Health, commended the team on the brilliant initiative, the hub explaining that more initiatives of this nature are needed to address the mental health epidemic. …