For Onyango Otieno’s friends, depression was something new to them and they did not know how to handle it when he was going through it. Read More
In our ongoing focus on mental health, Joy Kirigia focuses on the triggers of mental health in the second episode of “I Am Not Okay”.
For a long time in African societies, mental health problems were not considered as medical issues but rather as the results of witchcraft that, more often than not, required spiritual intervention. However, times have changed and today, after numerous cases of suicide and slumps into depression by people we know, we are slowly coming alive to the fact that this is as serious an illness as any other and we can seek help and be helped.