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Listening to sad songs

Why it can make us feel so good, according to mental health experts Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | What is it about listening to those moody, melancholy ballads when we’re feeling down? Sad songs evoke strong emotions and help us feel better when we’re going through hard times. And whether …

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Butabika defends seclusion in psychiatric inpatient wards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital has explained the complaints of alleged maltreatment of patients at the facility raised by several social media users. Dr. Juliet Nakku, the Executive Director of the hospital told journalists at a press briefing on Monday that the treatment mechanisms employed by the …

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World Cup fever

Why supporting your favorite team may be boosting your mental health too Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Being a sports fan can bring a sense of belonging and community. A new book by sports fans found that while 61% of Americans report experiencing loneliness, non-fans are lonelier than fans. Whether …

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Rwanda reports increase in mental health disorders among patients

Kigali, Rwanda | Xinhua | Cases of mental health disorders have increased in Rwanda since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Health said Monday. At least 7,817 patients consulted for depression at Ndera Neuro-Psychiatric Teaching Hospital from January to August, higher than 1,743 that were recorded last year, …

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