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Suicide attempts on the rise in the country – MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people thinking of and attempting to commit suicide is on the rise, according to mental health experts from the Ministry of Health. According to estimates, over 500 people thought of committing suicide or even attempted it between January and June. Records from …

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COVID-19 impacts mental health

Dan Bukenya’s case shows how the many restrictions imposed lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression | THE INDEPENDENT | Dan Bukenya felt beleaguered by anguish. He lost sleep most nights and was often testy. He tried to self-medicate to no avail. Only when he agreed to be …

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Intensify mental health care in villages – Experts

More services around mental health should be extended in all government health facilities Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mental health experts say that many people in the rural communities are still suffering with issues of depression, anxiety, loneliness, trauma among others. As such, the experts now want services of mental health …

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Students undergo training in mental health and psychosocial support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 students from different schools across the country have received training in mental health and psychosocial support to help people within their communities. The students have been equipped with skills to help them identify and listen to people with mental health and psychosocial challenges …

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Researcher roots for group care for people living with HIV

Prevalence of depression and other mental health disorders is high among people living with HIV Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A psychiatrist at Makerere University has urged the Ministry of Health to adopt group mental healthcare also known as group support psychotherapy for people living with HIV that develop depression. …

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