Posts archive for 2021

World Mental Health Day

The global mental health community commemorates the World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October every year. This celebration is aimed at raising awareness and increasing literacy of mental health issues around the world, and mobilizing efforts towards the [...]
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Social Support

Social support is basically a network of family, friends, neighbours, and community members who are available to give different types of support in times of need to. Social support enhances quality of life and provides a buffer against adverse life […]

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Myths and Facts

For a long time, people have had some opinions about mental health problems. Most of these opinions are however not based on accurate information, but on stereotypes and suspicions, thereby leading to a cycle of stigma and discrimination. Here are […]

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Coping Mechanism

What is a coping mechanism? Coping mechanisms are the approaches people employ – irrespective of the uncertain, stressful, or traumatic situation – to help deflate, manage, and survive the pain and/or emotions while maintaining normalcy in their emotional and mental […]

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Green Ribbon Month

The Green Ribbon is the international symbol for mental health awareness, and it represents hope, strength, support, and encouragement in mental health. The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get as many people as possible talking about mental health to help [...]
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My Drug Use Journey

My drug use journey started in my 4th year while in secondary school. There was a day we were supposed to have a football match and all the players were in the hostel preparing to go to the football field. […]

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Self-Isolating

SELF-ISOLATING For Individuals Staying Alone It is well understood that being cut off from one’s normal life can be emotionally and mentally stressful. One way in which one can cope with this stress is to understand that certain events are […]

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