No, Mental Illness is not Madness says Experts

by Sophie Mbugua

In today’s episode, we talk to Elias Fondo, the Kilifi County Mental Health Clinical officer, Leonard Nasoro, a mental health specialist, and a nurse at the Kilifi County Hospital. They tell us that uncertainty due to changing weather leads to anxiety and fear, dragging communities deeper into poverty. How?.

also read about Kilifi where droughts and floods devastates at the same time

In a country where one out four Kenyan’s suffers a mental illness once in their lifetime, why is there too much stigma around mental illnesses? Is mental illness an “African” problem?

The episode is part of the mental health and climate change series, made possible by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

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