Articles

24
Sep

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly,

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10
Aug

What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It is a feeling of fear and apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months,

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26
Jul

What is Depression?

What is Depression? Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. While we all feel sad, moody or low

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21
Jul

What is Bipolar

What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles”—mania (highs) and depression (lows). The change in mood can last for hours, days, weeks, or months. Who does it affect? It usually begins in

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16
Jun

The Ryculture & Nijali Mental Health Panel Discussion

Mental health is a key driver of human interaction, livelihoods, and productivity in all our undertakings. Come join us as we demystify extensively peddled myths on mental health, shape the conversation for greater outcomes, and provide support to one another. We are pleased to advertise our upcoming event, Mental Health Panel Discussion to be held on 22nd June 2018 at

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19
May

What is Mental Health

What is mental health? It’s an expression we use every day, so it might surprise you that the term ‘mental health’ is frequently misunderstood. ‘Mental health’ is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. According to the World Health Organization, however, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his

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26
Apr

Open Call to Psychology Students & Counseling Experts

Approximately 7,128 Kenyans commit suicide every year. This translates to 20+ people every day. WHO states that approximately 1.9 Million Kenyans are depressed. What if this number can be reduced drastically? Most depressed patients are at the risk of committing suicide and in our country Kenya, most people cannot afford counseling. Due to the rising pressures of life, most young

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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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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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