Mental Health

Ryculture joins African Centre For Technology Studies (ACTS) at the launch of ACTS Pathway Academy

African Centre For Technology Studies (ACTS) launched ACTS Pathways Academy on July 5, 2023, at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. This was in line with ACTS commitment to promote capacity building, sustainable development by leveraging on Science, Technology and Innovation while fostering climate change mitigation actions. The launched was officiated by the ACTS Head of …

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The Nexus Between Climate Change and Mental Health – The Role and Engagement of the Youth

A Blog by Martin Wang’endo Associate, African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS) and Michele Mayuba, Project Associate Ryculture Health and Social Innovation Some of the common phrases used by those who get a chance to escape the confines of the concrete jungle are, “The air just feels different!” “I feel a little bit healthier!” and …

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Encouraging Meaningful Youth Engagement in Suicide Prevention – World Suicide Prevention Day Webinar Report

Mental health is a growing burden particularly among young people globally. The burden of mental health has been felt with an estimated 8 million deaths worldwide being as a result of mental health disorders.[1] Similarly, 77% of global suicides occur in low to middle-income countries. While most suicide cases are attributed to mental health disorders, …

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Overcoming Mental Health Challenges through Social Responsibility

Mental health is an emerging issue in the global health space and in my opinion, it should be considered a critical health concern among Kenyans. Mental illnesses can be associated with criminal activity, immorality and substance abuse among young people. The effects of mental health are adversely affecting the society with the highest peak being …

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Mental Health Literacy & Awareness as a Driver for Youth Mental Wellness

Mental wellbeing of  young people is so critical in their development. I have come to a realization that young people are living on the edge of a mental health abyss and this leads to poor mental, emotional, social and also physical dysfunction. Young people are totally unaware of mental problems arising among them as they …

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