Mental Health Awareness Month – DawnMercy

Through my mental health journey, I’ve grown to learn that it loses its aspect of privacy and individuality just cause of what and who it ropes in along the way. In my case, my ongoing journey has roped in a few people, some were strangers who turned into family and others were family right from … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – DawnMercy

Mental Health Awareness Month – Soraya

My upbringing is what you would consider a typical Nairobi middle-class one; I went to good schools, participated in sports and clubs, was considered a good student all through my academic life into university, got a job and settled into “grown up life”. I had done all the things and checked all the boxes, but … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – Soraya

Mental Health Monday: Why Am I Grasping, But Not Latching, On To Happiness?

March 20th is International Day of Happiness and on that day in 2019 I put up a post titled Find Your Happy. In it I wrote about how, for the first time in my life, I identified as happy. I have spent most of my life pursuing happiness. My second tattoo, which I got in … Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Why Am I Grasping, But Not Latching, On To Happiness?

World Health Day: How Your Gut Affects Your Mental Health

April 7th is World Health Day, a global health awareness day celebrated every year under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific … Continue reading World Health Day: How Your Gut Affects Your Mental Health

Mental Health Monday: The Unmothered Club

For 30 years I had a mother. Now I do not. I am unmothered. I have been meaning to start a Mental Health Monday (MHM) segment on the blog for almost a year now because mental health is something I am deeply passionate about. If my mum were still alive, she would be turning 62 … Continue reading Mental Health Monday: The Unmothered Club

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Frida Kameti

Why do people attempt suicide? The most common reason is that someone is depressed. When one is depressed, their thinking becomes irrational and so someone will have negative, and often exaggerated, beliefs about themselves, others and their future. There’s a sense of impending doom and feeling worthless, and so suicidal thoughts start to take hold … Continue reading Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Frida Kameti

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 40 seconds someone takes their own life. That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day