Alex Boyé has become known for his uplifting music. Now his support of mental health campaigns has seen him being honoured for adding his voice to suicide prevention efforts.
Words are powerful. They can cut and kill or they can love and heal. That is the reason we should consider the language we use when we talk about suicide, says Joyline Maenzanise.
Depression has for a long time been referred to as a “white disease” even though close to one in six South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety.
Young men in Kenya are more at risk of contemplating suicide if they have friends and family who attempted or have gone through with it.
Understanding the different beliefs about disorders is important in efforts to improve mental health care in developing countries.
Mental health care is neglected across Africa. But there are several reasons why countries should pay attention.
If we do not change our attitude to mental health issues and suicide, the stigma will make people suffer in silence and ultimately result in more death and suffering, says Joyline Maenzanise.
Suicide is a potentially preventable public health problem but studies show that men take their lives at a substantially higher rate than women and we look at why and what to look for.
Today is the World Mental Health Day. It was established with the aim of creating awareness of mental health issues all over the world as well as mobilising support of mental health.