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Addressing mental health in Namibia

Mental health Walk initiative that is working at spreading awareness about a persons mental being this Saturday saw Namibian man and women come come together for the god cause. The walk started at 8am till 11am from Ausspannplatz to Zoo Park and was beautifully attended and I must say I’m equally happy to see the amount of people who are supporting the movement.

It can be very scary to open up about mental health, mostly if you’ve been struggling with it for a long time. But opening up will allow the people in your life who love and care about you to be supportive and help. It will also give you the liberation of no longer living in fear of someone finding out about your struggles for real.By talking about mental illness on a more regular basis, we as a society will hopefully unveil the false notions that plague this topic (mental health) . When these myths are unveiled it should help remove the stigma surrounding mental health e.g mental health is only for white people, you are mad person if you have mental issues and mental issues are signs of witchcraft.

The truth is mental health disorders are growing all over the world, the prevalence of some mental disorders has risen in the past few years. Study found that the occurrences of Major Depressive Episode in the youth have increased from 11.93% to 12.63% and more people are affected by these issues, it just proves that you are no longer alone in your struggles ok and talking about mental health should be more acceptable.We should continue opening dialogues about mental health to help everyone heal. Because the state of your mental health affects how you think, feel, and ultimately how you act. It’s crucial that we express these emotions with others on a daily basis. Seek professional help my brothers and sisters and dont suffer in silence and remember YOU ARE LOVED.

With that side, I’d love to acknowkedge the organisers as well as the sponsors for making this walk a success.

Rosalia Hipondokahttps://unwrap.online
Media Student Lifestyle and Entertainment Journo


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