Rates of suicidal behaviour are higher among South African students than among the general population or students in other countries. Understanding why will help shape prevention efforts.
The Indiana University Center for Global Health announced a $1.35 million grant that will help address mental health in western Kenya for the next three years. The grant seeks to make mental health more accessible in Kenya and the initiative is being implemented in partnership with the Moi Teaching Hospital.
The uncertainty generated by COVID-19 has continued to increase the levels of depression, stress and anxiety of young people and the disease is having a direct impact on the mental well-being of many. Nigerian photographer Obegwu Chudy decided to ignite conversations using an exhibition in a bid to highlight the mental health challenges.
May 13, marks one year since Akachi Chukwuemeka died by suicide, aged 21. Neke and I found and carried him to the UNNMedicalCentre that morning. I wrote this as a reference for how to discuss suicide, how schools should help. I still haven’t mourned him.
Hundreds of psychologists and psychiatrists are volunteering to offer support
A Nigerian investigative journalist Fisayo Soyombo has exposed the corruption and decrepit state of the country’s oldest psychiatric hospital, Yaba Nero-Psychiatric Hospital.
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
She Writes Woman is a platform founded by Hauwa Ojeifo, which aims to raise awareness about mental illnesses in Nigeria and give people struggling with mental health a voice. She is the only Nigerian female recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders award and is one of the 2019 Obama Foundation Leaders.
Since when is the label “savage” a positive one? There is a disconcerting absence of civility, even basic humanity, in our social media interaction, and it is doing untold damage.