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Why It’s Important to Understand if Your Teen Is Depressed

In Africa, nearly 37 million adolescents (aged 10–19) live with a mental disorder,with anxiety and depression affecting almost 50 per cent of them. Suicide is alsothe ninth most common cause of death among the above age group.(www.unicef.org/media/109886).From the above statistics, a large percentage of adolescents are affected bydepression. It is crucial for parents with adolescents […]

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YOU CAN BE HAPPILY SINGLE

picture. Oh, and then there’s the completely irrational fearthat you may have “swiped left” on your soul mate.Bottom line – society expect you to be married whatever your age once you become anadult. We do live in a ‘couples’ world, where most of us are expected to ‘fit in’, thatis…find a ‘partner’ like everyone else. […]

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MY STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION AND CLOSE BRUSH WITH SUICIDE.

I remember at the age of fourteen, wishing I could wave a magic wand that would zapme to a different planet or world, where I could become somebody else, because Ihated my life and the person I was. This was when it all started. I felt I didn’t ‘fit in’, anywhere at all. Through primary […]

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Mental Health Has to Be Part of Schools’ Curriculums!

the fact that mental health is an integral part ofhealth. A cultural shift in attitudes about mental health needs to start with the young. Theonly way they’re going to understand more about mental health and stopstigmatizing is if they receive the necessary education.Schools need to foster an environment in schools where mental health issuescan be […]

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MENTAL WELLNESS AND SUICIDE

https://nation.africa/kenya/life-and-style/dn2/this-is-why-teens-in-kenya-are-committing-suicide-448948 Ms. Shibero Akatsa Interviewed and article written by Wanja Gathu According to mental health expert, Ms. Shibero Akatsa, the capacity to think, act andprocess emotion in a rational manner is diminished among young people, especiallywhen exposed to unbearable pressure, stress, drugs and alcohol.She said children in this state of mind are more likely to […]

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COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS NAME THEM ONE BY ONE

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” …Maya Angelou These last five years, there have been many challenges for many people, and becauseof this, it would be easy to focus on the negatives that have gone on in our lives.Without denying what people have been through, […]

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