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

Mental Health Awareness Month – Warimi Karogo

My name is Warimi Karogo. I am 18 years old and fresh out of high school with my whole life ahead of me. I am an aspiring actress, a feminist, a poet and a mental health advocate. When I was 15 I was diagnosed with depression. I was given a variety of antidepressants over a … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – Warimi Karogo

Mental Health Awareness Month – Murage Macharia

Proudly Bipolar I don’t want to tell another hackneyed story about how mental illness makes my life so dysfunctional. I think that point is important, but only as long as it educates and helps people understand how to help one deal with the dysfunctional aspects of mental illness. I want to talk about how exercise … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – Murage Macharia

Mental Health Awareness Month – Nyambura Kinyanjui

“You can’t be everything to everyone, some aspects of your life will have to bear the brunt.” I’ve paraphrased, because, comprehension. This is a statement said by Rama, a father in a Kenyan YouTube Family channel called “The Green Calabash”. Many a times he’s said this statement on his socials but on this day, as I was … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – Nyambura Kinyanjui

Mental Health Awareness Month – Wanjiru Mugenda

My name is Wanjiru Mugenda, a 20 year old chubby girl who has fought depression for the last 3 years and here’s my story. 2017 started as a very exciting year for me especially because it was my last year in high school. The plan was to finish school with a bang, until February 2017 … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month – Wanjiru Mugenda