mental health

‘Tis the season: It’s festive, It’s fokol but depression is real

Mia Arderne

"Substance abuse is higher, depression is wider, exhaustion is deeper. We’ve tapped out, we’re tuned out, we’ve emotionally flat-lined."


Investigation reveals shocking conditions at NGOs caring for disabled people

Naomi Larsson

Report unearths neglect in Kenyan institutions, yet discrimination means children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in communities


72 hours to care: The precarious road to psychiatric help

Thalia Holmes

For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care — if they can get there.


Self-love in a time of sickness  is healing

Gugulethu Mhlungu

"As a teen I worried about my dimpled thighs, but then I had to deal with mental and physical illness."


Anxiety can destroy your life

Ellapen Rapiti

The disorder is often misdiagnosed because symptoms mask the problem, but it can be treated with therapy