Opening up about my feelings to the people in my life I loved & who loved me made it bearable. I could be functional again. I didn’t always need to lock myself in a dark room to be left alone with despair, I could step into the light now.
Patience eventually pays. TEWWY finally gathered the support it needed from the community and government agencies to provide effective psychosocial interventions which serve both the Wisdom&Wellness Counselors as well as the community they are building.
Sadness touches all of our lives at different times, but depression can have enormous depth and staying power. It is more than a passing bout of sadness or dejection, or feeling down in the dumps. It can leave you feeling continuously burdened and can sap the joy out of once-pleasurable activities.
Serious mental illness costs in the United States amount to $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. Whereas, adults living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.
Mental illnesses are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
As the exercise focuses on deep, controlled breathing, encouraging a greater mind-body awareness, after years of doing yoga, some people find that the practice transforms their lives to an even greater degree.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Susan Njana Wisdom&Wellness Counselor – Kigamboni In my native tongue – Kinyamwezi, the saying goes “Wa Matama Abili Akapyaga“. The analogy we always referred to when I was a young girl was “When eating we use both cheeks to rotate food in the mouth – to create comfort and avoid burning when eating hotter food.”Continue reading “There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat”
Crowd-funding for Social Change Everyone cares about something, that’s just the human in us. As no one person is an island, we all live in a society where different people value different things. Have you ever felt what matters to you is not getting the attention it needs? That no change has taken form andContinue reading “Be the Change You Want to See”
With a 35% increase in Suicide rates in the US between 1999 and 2018, the CDC calls suicide a growing public health concern … I am not an expert, heck i didn’t even think I need to understand the workings of the human mind because biology & I are peaceful enemies. There’s no denying it,Continue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”