Category: Corona Virus Pandemic – Africa

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Suicide and COVID-19

“Three men among them village elder commit suicide in Homa Bay county,” reads citizen digital on July 26, 2021. In May, a 19-year-old boy committed suicide in Rachuonyo North, Kawadhgone…
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The Burden of Mental Health on African Youth

With a global rate of 1,051 per 100,000 people visiting mental health outpatient facilities, in Africa, the rate is 14 per 100,000. As the population of Africa grows, the pressure…
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The Silent and Dangerous Ailment

Oti*, not his real name a few years ago was a prospering focused hardworking technician in Mombasa. He was living well and taking care of his family comfortably. For over…
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WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH: THE STRUGGLE TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN UNDER-RESOURCED AREAS.

Over the last few decades, a lot has been discussed and investigated regarding mental health afflictions, specifically, those that arise in a person’s life such as; depression, stress, eating and/or…
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BLINK AT THE ZURI AWARDS!

In February 2021 Tanya Maringo Blink International’s Founder and Executive Director was nominated to receive the prestigious 2021 Zuri Award for healthcare. Zuri Awards is a platform celebrating outstanding women…
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THE MALE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Depression is among the most common mental illnesses globally, affecting more than 1.9 million people in Kenya alone. In the past decade, cases of suicide in the country have risen…
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Winners of the Mental Health Challenge

In September 2020 Blink International launched an exciting challenge open to ambitious artists and advocates in the photography and videography field. This was an opportunity for young people to present…
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Lifeskills That Empower Future Generations.

December 2020, Nairobi Kenya. The COVID-19 Pandemic left 1.6 billion children out of school. When the first case was reported in Kenya, all learning institutions were closed to help protect…
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A YEARNING FOR CHANGE #ENDSARS

END SARS PROTESTS The END SARS movement started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand that the Nigerian government disband the security unit. With Nigerians…
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