The Nous

We can no longer be silent!

One of the most dangerous phenomena in the African culture is constant messaging of “don’t tell anyone”. This is especially when you are having issues and tissues.  It is known that whatever is suppressed like a pressure cooker, will either explode or implode. Imploding is dangerous as it affects the body and affect immune systems …

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Your Body and Your Mind – Mental Health Week 2019

The month of May has brought us back into another awareness discussion: “the body and the mind”. As an Ambassador of the Nous, my contribution was a write up on my thoughts on the subject. My reflection led me to mentally canvass the changes in the way the female body particularly has been viewed and …

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Faith/Religion and Mental Health

The Nous, a UK non-profit organisation, will be hosting a programme on the Role of Faith/Religion and mental health this weekend. As I sit staring into the dark, I cannot help but consider how my attitude towards Christians changed since I was diagnosed with depression and fibromyalgia. The story of the Good Samaritan pops in …

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MENTAL HEALTH – a buzzword?

  It has been almost 2.5 years since I joined The Nous, a UK non-profit organisation as an Ambassador. The vision, to create awareness on mental health. I have a separate Facebook Group Ladyboss. Both Facebook groups facilitate information sharing and provide a safe closed space to share journeys and get support online. The groups …

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Mental Health in Kenya – Njoki’s story

          I strolled into Java Yaya Centre excited to visit with an old friend. The person whom I met was not the same woman I had not seen for 10 years. We had found each other through facebook and I looked forward to some old memories. Njoki aged 44 was born …

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