Why do we need to speak up about our #MentalWellness? Immaculate Karanja of Speak Mind Love Foundation Kenya

Our mental health impacts our decision-making process, how we cope with stress, how we relate to other people, how we think, how we feel, and, generally, how we behave every day. We recently spoke to Immaculate Karanja, Co-Founder at Speak Mind Love Foundation Kenya, on the need to speak up more about our #MentalWellness which is essential to living a happy, fulfilling, and balanced life. Why is it important for people to open up more Read more…

How to Care For Teenagers Mental Health during the COVID-19 Quarantine Period

How to Care for Teenagers Mental Health During the COVID-19 Quarantine Period

A different kind of “School Holiday” is here, and slightly earlier & unplanned this time round. Ordinarily, it would mean longer sleeping hours, a rest from heavy backpacks, hanging out with friends and, simply, fun! But this is a different kind of “holiday” – it comes with a new twist and a name – Quarantine! You are probably experiencing or hearing this for the first time, but it simply means you are grounded. However, it’s Read more…

Coronavirus’ Social Distancing & Isolation: Avoiding Addiction Relapse

Many people recovering from addiction fear isolation and social distancing as these may act as relapse triggers and/or cause anxiety. Many of us who have struggled with addiction in the past used isolation as a way of hiding our substance abuse. Time-off from school or work created the perfect opportunity for us to indulge. While there is a section of our society that considers social distancing as an opportunity to rest from the ‘hurly burly‘ Read more…