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LOUD WHISPERS: Let Us Pay Attention

LOUD WHISPERS: Let Us Pay Attention

A beautiful young woman with a lot of promise went over the bridge into the lagoon. Just like that. She had to have been in a terribly dark place to have ended her own life. The number of people ending their lives because they feel alone, helpless and worthless is on the rise. As Africans, […]

Mental Health Chat Room: PTSD associated with depression, suicidal tendencies

Mental Health Chat Room: PTSD associated with depression, suicidal tendencies

By Professor Taiwo Sheikh Welcome to this week’s “Mental Health Chat Room”, this is a chat room where we discuss the basics of our mental health in order to understand and have a full grasp of the rudiments of mental health and mental well-being. This is part of our mental health advocacy activities aimed at […]

11 Types of Meditation That Can Help Treat Depression

11 Types of Meditation That Can Help Treat Depression

The ancient practice of meditation–used for centuries in India and China–now shows promise as a treatment in the toolbox for depression. The dozens of different types of meditation all seek a state of heightened awareness, says E. Robert Schwartz, MD, director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting […]

AW: How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

AW:  How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

It’s no longer news that a lot of people have been relieved of their jobs during this COVID-19 era, but it’s even more saddening, in point of fact, that more people will be relieved of their jobs as we gradually approach the post-pandemic era. Did you lose a loved one? Your partner just broke up […]

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

Today I was inspired to write because of two specific Facebook memories that came up in my feed today. The first was my #ThoughtforThursday post from 2015. Oddly enough, it’s even more applicable today, five years later. Who knew that something that I wrote five years ago would resonate so strongly today? What do you […]

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

We recently sat down with our friends at Flatiron School to have a discussion around Imposter Syndrome and flipping your perspective in order to “overcome” this menacing feeling that likely sneaks up on all of us at some point or another. Rebekah Rombom, General Manager at Flatiron, led the discussion, and we’ve included key takeaways […]

UK To Help Teens Tackle Mental Health Crisis Via Technology

UK To Help Teens Tackle Mental Health Crisis Via Technology

With new initiatives – some in school, others digital – professionals say they are now treating more children, reaching more minorities and, crucially, catching them all earlier For the British teachers grappling with a mental health crisis in the classroom, running a suicide watch or rushing psychotic pupils to the hospital can increasingly fall into […]

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Government and youth rights groups are expressing worry over the increase of suicide cases in the country, especially that the youth are most hit. According to police statistics, there were 133 suicide cases between September last year and June this year, affecting people of the age blanket 16 to 40. Youth civil rights activist Lucky […]

These Things Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

These Things  Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, it’s common for new moms to experience feelings of sadness and anxiety, often referred to as the baby blues. But in more serious cases, these feelings last longer than a few days and may actually be postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a term that covers a wide range of things,” says Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, […]

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