Mental Health In Kenya: A Hopeful Tomorrow

I came across a soul that speaks my language…

The Young Doc

The World Mental Health Day is marked on October 10th each year. Its purpose is to raise awareness of mental health issues, increase education on the topic and attempt to eliminate the stigma attached. It is hoped that this, in turn, will encourage sufferers to seek help and Medical support. The theme for this year’s day was ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’. As a young person, and a medical student incidentally in his Psychiatric rotation in school, this couldn’t be more relevant.

My first interaction with matters mental health was on twitter and a blog on conversations ran by @Sitawa_Wafula, a mental health warrior. I didn’t pay much attention to the same until recently when the issue of depression and suicide in the society was brought to the limelight in the wake of a number of suicidal acts by prominent personalities. This sparked conversations on…

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