19
Apr

We Have Been Published in The ‘Youth Solutions From The Commonwealth’

Mental Health is a millennial problem and has contributed to many deaths especially among the youth in our country. Did you know that 7,000+ people die annually from suicide? Yes, this means 20+ people commit suicide every day. At Mind My Mind we knew that something can be done about this and that’s why we sharpened our tools ready to

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17
Apr

The Effect of #IfikieWazazi Hashtag on Teens’ and Parents’ Mental Health

By Stephen Siloma I came to learn about the #IfikieWazazi hashtag three days later and like most people, I was never pleased with what I saw. I scrolled through the many harsh tweets and critical tweeps who said everything negative and condemned these young teens having moments of their lifetimes. While not endorsing the content these young people posted and

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1
Feb

I Will Soar – Book Launch

On January 12th 2018, we made an open call to all poets to submit uplifting and motivating pieces on mental health. We got a bunch of submissions and we compiled the best forty poems into a book titled, “I Will Soar” The free ebook is available for download from our site on http://mindmymind.co.ke/iwillsoar We will do a series of books

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12
Jan

Poetry Submissions to “I Will Soar” E-book Project

“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Mind My Mind (#M3Movement) is a group of young people directly or indirectly affected by mental health challenges who seek to create awareness to end the stigma surrounding

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12
Oct

What is Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia Schizophrenia! It refers to a chronic mental disorder that results in personality deterioration and loss of touch with reality that manifests as hallucinations and delusions. The word “schizophrenia” comes from the Greek roots schizo (split) and phrene (mind) to describe the fragmented thinking of people with the disorder. This is not meant to convey the idea of

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10
Oct

My Depression Story

I was raised in a family that made sure to include ‘I love you’ in every conversation. My friends knew the best places to party and I was in a happy relationship. People like me can’t get depressed right? Well, we don’t get to pick who suffers and who doesn’t. Depression is a master with a mind of its own.

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9
Oct

The Story Of Jackson Munia

Jackson Munia had a family of two children and a wonderful wife. He loved his family dearly and never missed an opportunity to show them off.  It was habitual for him to introduce them to his business partners and friends. Jackson treated his children like royalty. Although he provided for their every need, supported all their dreams and celebrated even

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28
Sep

You Look Tired

By Sheila Nkirote “You look tired.”  This is the unsolicited observation that I get from people in my life who think there’s value in pointing out the obvious.  I get this from people a lot.  My rushed makeup routine, if I get to do it at all, does little for my dark, bloodshot eyes.  My skin and hair are greasy

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21
Sep

Behind Closed Doors

By Nelly Wairimu I adjusted my dark glasses and walked out of the car. It had been three years and somehow I felt strong enough to revisit my past. I crossed my fingers that no one would recognize me. I opened the cold, metallic cemetery gate and took slow deliberate steps along the pathway. I can’t really describe what I

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6
Sep

Depressed

Something is eating you up, it chews your joy, your wit and your willpower. It slowly drains your drive to do things and the yearning to create, to innovate or mend. You lose taste in the things you loved to do. You no longer have an appetite for food; not the junk you fancied nor the special from your favorite

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