Mental Health

Preventing Suicide: World Mental Health Day 2019

Last year, my friend and I were sat at the back of a bus, on our way to Salima to volunteer at the Sand Music Festival. We were making plans of how our weekend would be, anticipating the workload we were about to carry and the fun we would have during our free time. While […]

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You Might Have The Impostor Syndrome….. Here’s Why

How many times have you ever just doubted yourself and your capabilities? Thought that you passed your exams merely on luck, and not because you spent sleepless nights studying? Thought that the job promotion should’ve been for your colleague because they work hard, not considering how hard you work? How many times have you thought […]

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Sleep Paralysis: The Devil I Once Kissed

I used to have the worst of panic attacks, they still occur, but I have learned to control them. I have always been open about my past, how I have never met my father before, even though he is present in my life. We have an electronic relationship, phone calls, text messages, but have never […]

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Bullying is Damaging

I am naturally an overly protective person, towards myself, my family and my friends. So when I hear that some of the people close to me have to been attacked, I get so defensive. But today was a testing day. I found out that my bestfriend had been bullied. This is not the first time […]

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Depression

Depression and anxiety are life threatening diseases that are rarely talked about in Malawi. In this small country of us, mental health is not put as a priority, and so when suicide accidents happen, we are thrown off-guard for a few minutes before our lives return to normal. We completely shun the disease out, making it worse, we aren’t able to detect it when those closest to us seem to be falling the dark. 

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