Bess had always been self-conscious about her body. She always cared a bit too much about how she looked. Her weight was always a constant worry for her. She would eat little, or sometimes nothing as she never wanted to pack in the pounds. When she looked in the mirror, she was fat, ugly and … Continue reading Do you have an eating disorder?
I am totally and utterly afraid of heights; like I get dizzy when I go up a very long flight of stairs. The thought of me falling and dying gives me the chills. So it’s safe to say that I have a phobia of heights! Did you know that phobias are categorized as a type … Continue reading What’s your Phobia?
Anxiety is a mental disorder that can affect anyone in society. It can be treated and managed and one can live a normal life.
Despite the stigma that surrounds anything mental health, there are a few brave souls that still get the strength and courage to talk, encourage, and inspire about their mental conditions. The awareness they bring is one that is unrivaled. We get to learn, understand, and handle issues of mental health easily by just paying more … Continue reading Grace Wairimu; Strength Unwavered
In recent years, the numbers on mental health issues have been on the rise in Kenya. According to a study on ‘The State on Mental Health in Kenya’ by Dr. Kamau Kanyoro, it states that at least one in every four Kenyans suffers from a mental illness at one point in their lives; this is … Continue reading Understanding Mental Health
For the last couple of weeks, I have struggled with writer's block. Can’t really wrap my head around what’s going on really. So today I was going through some work I had written a while back to see if I could get some motivation and get me going and I found this, dated February 20th, … Continue reading Forgive and Forget
At age 22, things had started to look up. His uncle had put in a good word for him to one of his friends who worked at a factory. Favor had gotten employed doing menial jobs 2 weeks after he left home and had now been working as a cleaner for almost a year. He … Continue reading We will never understand (Part 2)
I have struggled, still struggling with finishing my masters for years now. Well, thanks to procrastination, lack of motivation and plain old laziness. Okay, my supervisors have also played a huge hand in this; let’s not fault me for everything!! I enjoy school, I enjoy reading and learning and I also enjoy research especially on … Continue reading Murder in the USA
Favor was a misfit from the get-go. He was naughty, incessantly dirty and never followed the rules. He was also a sickly child and always seemed to have a running nose. He was an only child and his mother never appeared to love or care for him. He always felt the resentment geared towards him … Continue reading We will never understand… (Part 1)
When I recently talked about depression, I never knew I could have an effect on anyone. I just thought it was a therapeutic way for me to let go and maybe make it up to those I may have been a shitty friend to during that despairing period. So you can imagine the shock when … Continue reading On a side note…