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Autism Mom Advocating For Inclusion and Acceptance

Maria Muinde, 28, is a research assistant and an autism activist on and off social media after her 3 year-old son Shane was diagnosed with the condition over a year ago.

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3 Reasons you shouldn’t share that scandalous photo online

It’s impossible to underscore the value social media has added to our lives but with that said, it has come with its own set of problems, key among them cyberbullying.

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Patient’s Digging Deep to Access Mental Health Services

For many who have had the privilege of attending a basic economics or business course, one of the first concepts taught is the difference between a need and a want.

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Depression, A Misfortune not a Fault

“As millenials we stare down the barrels of guns, why are we afraid of our truth?”
Seated across me, I’m not certain whether she is about to recite a poem

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Home of Brains, A Centre for Mental Health Support

A few weeks ago, I asked online users where in Kisumu I could find a support group or centre for mentally ill persons and quite a number suggested Home of Brains.

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Mental Health in Pre-colonial Egypt

The whole manner of life of the Egyptians was so wholesome, that it would appear as though it had been arranged according to the rules of a learned physician rather than those of a legislator…

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Pre-colonial Mental Health Practices among the Yoruba

‘It is interesting that in 1925, long before tranquilizers or shock therapies were known to European psychiatry, Chief Adetona, with his Rauvolfia medicine travelled to England to treat an eminent Nigerian who had become psychotic there…’

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How Colonial Masters Weaponized Psychiatry in Africa

Other than the fact that European nations had economic interests in Africa, the idea of colonialism stemmed from white supremacist beliefs that those outside the western culture were inferior and needed to be dominated

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Mental Health and Wellness

The Origin of Mental Illness Classification

Due to the complex nature of mental illnesses, mental health professionals diagnose illnesses based on classifications. Classification in this context

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What to Expect On Your First Mental Health Consultation

Perhaps you have been contemplating a visit to the hospital for a mental health checkup but you’re afraid. Will they declare me ‘mad’? Will I be put on medication? Will I be admitted to the psychiatric ward?