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A worrying trend of mental health issues and what we can do about it

Killings. Suicide. Domestic violence. Police brutality. Troubled marriages. We could go on counting. Horrendous things are happening right, left and centre. The moment you switch on the TV, you want to put it off immediately. The news we see every day is a shred of clear evidence that it’s no longer business as usual. It’s […]

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Effects on mental health due to Social Media

Gone are the days when you would eat your ugali and sukumawiki and sleep soundly. We would appreciate the kind of life that our parents were able to give us regardless of whether we walked five kilometres to school or lived in a mud house. It didn’t matter. It only pushed us to strive for […]

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What is the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorder?

The other day, I asked my friend if she could do me a favour. Before I even explained further, she objected. “I have anxiety and I cannot leave my house. I hope your favour doesn’t involve me going outside” She explained how the Covid-19 situation has affected her mental health. This is not new. Most […]

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What’s the difference between mental health and mental illness?

From time to time, I hear people using the terms mental health and mental illness interchangeably. While the line between them is not crystal clear, they are definitely not one and the same thing. There is a difference between mental health and mental illness. Once we understand this difference, then we know when it’s time […]

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WOMAN YOU ARE RESOURCEFUL, RESILIENT, PHENOMENAL

MAKING MENTAL HEALTH A PRIORITY FOR WOMEN! According to the journal Action steps for improving women’s health “rates of anxiety disorders are two to three times higher in women than men; this includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects women more than twice as often as men. Women represent 90 percent of all cases of […]

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STOP BEING A VICTIM!

We have adopted dysfunctional coping styles that employ avoidance, denial, self-blame, or detrimental ways of coping such as alcohol or drug abuse. Reson Sindiyo Mental health or psychological well-being is an integral part of an individual’s capacity to lead a fulfilling life, including the ability to form and maintain relationships, to study, work or pursue leisure interests, and […]

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MENTALLY SPEAKING CONVERSATIONS WITH RESON

DEMYSTIFYING THE CONVERSATION AND LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ON MENTAL HEALTH! In this episode Emma shares her unique insights on her role as a therapist and also as a client. Emma helps demystify the misconceptions often associated with therapy and brings a fresh perspective into the benefits of partaking in therapy. She states that we all experience […]

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HOW PHYSICAL FITNESS BOOSTS ADDICTION RECOVERY

This article has been researched and written by Jason Jason Lewis is a personal trainer by day and the primary caretaker of his mom after her surgery. He writes for Strong Well and enjoys creating fitness programs that cater to the needs of people over 65. Many people addicted to drugs or alcohol seek treatment, […]

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INTEGRATING WESTERN COUNSELLING AND AFRICAN CULTURAL TRADITIONAL INTERVENTION

The withered tree will destroy the healthy tree when it falls down.(Maasai Proverb) ‘ A problem shared is a problem halved’ an old saying which simply translates to  when things get difficult or we have to make decisions in our life, sometimes we need someone to listen and ‘hear our story’ so we can get […]

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Understanding loss and grief

In this session we interrogate grief and discuss the general overview of how it is manifested especially in this time of solitude and separation. For many Kenyans, the pandemic has been a perennial series of hardships, grief and bereavement and in this regard we believe no one should be left to grieve alone. More than […]