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WHO urges gov’ts to prioritize mental healthcare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO is asking governments to prioritize mental healthcare as mental illness surges. WHO made the call during a virtual launch of the organization’s biggest assessment of mental health that has been carried out in the last 20 years. The report shows that …

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Masaka Diocese opens special rehabilitation centre for depression victims

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka Diocese has opened a special counselling and psychosocial support facility for emotionally and spiritually stressed people in the area. Established at the Daughters of Mary Convent in Bwanda, Kalungu district, the center will provide psychosocial rehabilitation and support services to people that are …

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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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