Progress in suicide prevention activities in some countries, but much more is needed The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But
Alcohol has been an important part of our society and culture for many centuries. Across the country, people of all ages drink various amounts of alcohol daily. In fact, according to a survey done by CNN back in 2013, Titled ‘World’s 10 best-drinking nations’, Uganda ranked 8th globally ahead of Germany and Australia at positions
Editor’s note: If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact Mental Health Uganda at 0778 035 128 or 0701 748 185 or Call your closest friend, family member or search for Rehab centres in Uganda and get yourself admitted. GOD is great, first and foremost! Mental health can be someone’s ability
“Kindness” announced as the new theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, in response to coronavirus outbreak
The change from the original theme of “Sleep” was made by the Mental Health Foundation, the charity that has set the theme and hosted the Week for the last 20 years. The Week will run as planned from 18th to 24th May and is a moment for the world to focus on mental health. The
Our good friends at Blurtitout have been speaking with Chris Smith, a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience in counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), about how Covid-19, the current strain of Coronavirus, affects those of us with mental illness and what we can do to support our mental health. We know this
How are you #CopingwithCOVID? Join the UN webinar series on “Youth and Mental Health” with @UNICEF & @WHO to learn more! You may be experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress, depression or despondency. That’s totally normal, especially in such uncertain times, and even more so when physical isolation can have you feel alienated from others.
For a long while, I’ve been having issues with mental health. I remember asking my mum one day years ago if hearing and seeing things was normal and her response still sticks with me. “You’re too young and don’t know what REAL mental health problems are.” At the time I was incredibly depressed, anxious and
I have been fighting depression for more than 10 years. Over a decade of late nights and toxic behavior and having to pretend the next day that nothing is wrong. I never know how to explain depression to someone. It’s so different for everyone and comes in so many different forms. Some people describe their
Editor’s note: If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact Mental Health Uganda at 0778 035 128 or 0701 748 185 or Call your closest friend, family member or search for Rehab centres in Uganda and get yourself admitted. “Dear Mum, It’s with a heavy heart that I
Dear Depression, I never thought I’d say this to you. I’ve loathed you, put up with you, been overpowered by you for so long. You’ve sapped me of self-confidence, of energy, of the enjoyment of things I love. But you’ve also taught me a lot, and for that I guess I should say thank you.