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.
For many, Christmas is an exciting celebration, but for the 1 in 4 people with a mental illness, it may be a time of sadness or worry. If you know someone struggling with a mental health problem, they may need a little extra support over the Christmas period. Those with mental health problems often have
Editor’s note: If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact Safe Places at +256 770 700 944 or Call your closest friend, family member or search for Rehab centers in Uganda and get yourself admitted. I wish this was a story about love, about lovers who couldn’t get
In 2018, Hire the Youth adopted the idea of online discussions on mental health with special emphasis given to depression. The discussions aimed at providing targeted support to young people experiencing mental health challenges. From the results gathered with the available resources at hand, the team found it best to zero down to focusing on
A quick search of #depressed on Instagram brings up over 12 million posts. Interspersed between black and white photos and gifs of crying cartoons are pictures of pretty girls smoking and the occasional sadboi-with-tattoo overlaid with text like “Help me” and “I want to go far away … forever.” These romanticized depictions of mental illness
anxiety, the mental health narrative that doesn’t get talked about have you ever tried telling someone that your anxiety might not be compatible with theirs and the first thing it made them feel was personally attacked? either they’re unmitigatedly self-absorbed or they simply lack the mental strength to see beyond themselves enough to not invalidate