Photo from Citizen Tv I recently saw this and my heart sunk. I felt for that poor baby, the family and more so, the mom. No mom, in their right mind would do such a heinous thing to their own flesh and blood. I keep saying, mental health conditions are real. But the society we … Continue reading Will Mental Health Ever Be Taken Serious In Kenya?
In 2017, a woman committed suicide by throwing herself in front of oncoming traffic and one of the reasons was cyber bullying. She had been mocked and ridiculed after she asked advise from a famous Facebook group in Kenya. In 2019, a 14 year old girl killed herself after she was bullied by a teacher for being on her period. The ridicule and shame contributed greatly to her death.
Image by Brian I met Brayo a little over 6 years ago after I got married. His family and my in-laws are great close family friends. Brayo is fun, outgoing and a people’s person. He is kind, always ready to help and super respectful. And he has a twin brother. Ask me about him later! … Continue reading Brian Oyoo; Overcoming Depression and Soaring High
We all have big dreams. Big visions that drive and motivate us to work and do better in our lives. I mean, a man without a dream is as good as dead, right? I always had big dreams for myself. When younger, I wanted to be a nurse and care for the sick and wounded; … Continue reading Delusions of Grandeur
I am binge watching Marcella on Netflix and I just finished season one. The show is about a woman, Marcella, a former detective who quit her job and became a stay at home mom to raise her children. She does this for several years until a familiar case she worked on before, resurfaces after years … Continue reading Dissociative Identity Disorder and how to recognize it!
Do you remember Lt.Dan in Forrest Gump? The one who came back from the war crippled? He blames Forrest for saving him and after they come home, he is seen struggling with the impacts of war. He engages in self-destructive behavior, is reckless and is usually angry. In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark struggles with … Continue reading All you need to know about PTSD!!
Ever wondered why your concentration or that of your child is so poor? Back in university, I would go to the library to study, for exams, because catch me dead any other day, and I would never last 30 minutes!! My study partner would wonder why I’m not taking my education seriously and I told … Continue reading You just might have ADHD!!
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