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‘Africa Rising’ set to fail unless mental health is prioritised

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Blog, Mental Health|

A quick Google search about mental health in Africa shows images of people locked up, in chains and kept in inhumane conditions. The topic is seen as taboo and many are quick to dismiss it. Unfortunately, this attitude is prevalent even among African governments tasked with ensuring citizens get the highest attainable standard of health [...]

The Kenya Mental Health Policy

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Mental Health, Policies|

The Kenya Mental Health Policy 2015-2030 provides for a framework on interventions for securing mental health systems reforms in Kenya. This is in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Vision 2030, the Kenya Health Policy (20142030) and the global commitments. The Constitution of Kenya 2010, in article 43.(1)(a) provides that “every person has the [...]

Mental health problems in Kenya and Africa and how their perception negatively impacts the provision of care

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:26+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog, Mental Health|

“Across Kenya, there’s a terrible secret, hidden from the world. People who barely exist. They live in darkened rooms, if you call it living…they’re Locked Up and Forgotten.” That is an excerpt from a 2011 CNN documentary showing the rot in Kenya’s mental health system. In it we see the inhumane ways in which Kenya’s [...]

What to say (and not say) to someone who is depressed

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Blog, Mental Health|

Depression doesn't play favorites. Men and women, the young and the old, and even those people who seemingly have everything can suffer from the complex disorder that makes all facets of life just so hard. While most mental illnesses are quite rare, major depression is exceedingly common. Nearly 7 percent of American adults —an estimated [...]

Mental Health in Kenya from Whispers to Awareness

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:27+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Bills, Mental Health, Policy Briefs|

There are currently 81 psychiatrists for a population of 41.6 million Kenyans. Most of these are in private practice with around 25 psychiatrists located in the public sector and even then are concentrated within urban areas. Quite frankly, the treatment gap on mental health in Kenya is dire. With attention principally focused on communicable diseases, [...]

Public perception on Mental Health Infograph

By | 2015-11-10T09:30:10+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Factsheets, IILA Publications, Infographics, Mental Health|

An infographic on Public perception on mental health, level of awareness of individuals with mental illness amongst the general public and general public’s awareness of initiatives undertaken by the government to address mental health issues.

Kenya National Strategy For The Prevention And Control Of NCDs 2015 – 2020

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Mental Health, Public Health|

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally, causing more deaths than all other causes combined, and they strike hardest at the world’s low and middle-income populations. Currently NCDs causes over 63% of deaths globally, with 80% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that [...]

Mental Health Atlas, 2014

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:29+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Mental Health, Public Health|

WHO’s mental health Atlas project dates back to 2000, when a first assessment of available mental health resources in WHO Member States was carried out (WHO, 2001). Subsequent updates have been published since then (WHO, 2005; WHO, 2011). The 2014 version of mental health Atlas continues to provide up-to-date information on the availability of mental [...]

We Need Mental Health Facilities to Deal With Terror Trauma

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:30+00:00 April 17th, 2015|IILA in the News, Mental Health, Notices, Public Health|

By Lynn Kabaka The April 2 Garissa University College attack has shaken Kenya to its core. It is not yet clear why 'normal' people would want to commit such barbaric acts against harmless students. The pain is still fresh in every Kenyan mind and across the globe, with numerous unanswered questions. Listening to relatives and [...]

The Mental Health Bill 2013-Reviewed.

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:30+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Bills, Mental Health, Public Health|

A Bill for AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the prevention of mental illnesses, care, , treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness; to provide for the procedures for admission, treatment and general management of persons with mental illness; to provide for the establishment of the Mental Health  Board and for connected purposes DoWNLOAD [...]

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