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Teachers in Gulu city battling mental illness

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six primary and secondary school teachers in Gulu city are battling mental illness. Richard Irwenyo, the Gulu City Education Officer told URN in an interview that in June last year, his office registered seven cases of teachers battling mental illness. He says that two teachers …

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Substance abuse biggest contributor to mental illness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Committee on Health have learned that alcohol and drug abuse are the biggest contributors to the spike in mental illness across the country. The Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital, Dr Juliet Nakku, told the MPs touring the facility on …

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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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Mentally impaired man kills mother in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mentally impaired man has killed his mother in Gulu district. Michael Tolit, a resident of Bardege Parish, Bardege –Layibi division in Gulu city reportedly stubbed Roselyn Acan, 48, three times using a knife on Thursday night at around 11:30 pm. Patrick Lumumba Oola, the …

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Woman arrested for burning child to death and eating body parts

Suspect with history of mental illness was found with pieces of roasted intestines believed to be from the child Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busia police are holding a mother for burning her 3-year-old biological son to death and eating off some body parts. The suspect whose identity has been withheld by …

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Mental illness among youth in Lango attributed to alcoholism, drug abuse

Number of people committing suicide might increase with the increase in mental illness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,500 youth in Lango have suffered mental illness as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking marijuana. Reports from Lira Psychiatric Department at the Regional Referral Hospital indicate …

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Psychiatrists, traditional healers partner to manage mental illness in Acholi

Mental Health Department partnered with traditional herbalists to help identify serious mental health cases for referral and better management Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traditional healers in Acholi sub-region are registering very few persons seeking traditional medicine for managing mental health illnesses thanks to a partnership with the mental health …

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