Mental Health in Kenya

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Lately, we’ve seen a sprout of conversations around Mental health and I am more than excited to see people sharing their stories, views, and lobbying around this.

Mental Health in Kenya is still a topic that still needs to be addressed by the government, lobby groups, organizations, and individuals. This is because there’s still some misinformation around it and stigma.

Mental Health is not just about mental illnesses it involves your emotions, physical, and social well-being. Therefore, it touches each aspect of our lives. No man is an island and so if one aspect of your life is affected then you are bound to be affected in one way or another.

Today let’s take time and do some self reflection in spite of everything we have gone through during this pandemic. Ask yourself the following questions:

1. How am I doing?

2. Have I taken some time off for myself (to do something nice for myself, take time to reflect on where you are and where you are going)

3. What positive thoughts do I have about myself and my life?

4. What are my areas of improvement?

5.  What do I need to do to get to where I want?

6. Who do I need to help me get to where I want to go to where I want to be?

These questions are not to make you feel like you are on the wrong path but to make you self reflect and come up with an action plan.

If you feel that you are in need of counseling or coaching please reach out to a professional.

“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”

Esther Kithinji taking part in a campaign dubbed restore my dignity