A platform to discuss & heal

How to help when your friend is having suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts are not uncommon. They arise as a response to stressful or challenging life situations, including physical or mental health issues, trauma, abuse, loneliness and isolation.

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On Suicide and Toxic Masculinity

In our society, suicide is such a taboo subject that comes with so much shame. No one, not even the friends or family of the deceased, openly admits that their loved one took their own life.

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Proudly Bipolar

Exercise has helped me manage my life in a significant way. I was able to finish my university courses because I exercised. I was able to excel at graduate school because I exercised.

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Individuals affected by BPD often struggle with fear of abandonment, suffer detachment from reality and experience feelings of emptiness.

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Let’s talk about Mental Health, Openly and Deeply

Over the past months and years, there have been news headlines about suicide – mostly committed by young people and celebrities –, and the reaction to these events has always been frustrating.

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Do not hesitate to talk about suicide

Nearly everyone experiences suicidal thoughts at one point or another throughout their life. A simple fact about life is that many people consider committing suicide at some point in their lives. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, know that you’re not alone.

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Suicide is not selfish

There are a lot of emotions that come after a suicide. But one thought that should not be among these valid emotions is that suicide is selfish. Suicide is a lot of things, but selfish is not one of them.

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My Personal Journey with OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is an anxiety disorder characterised by recurrent and disturbing thoughts (called obsessions) and/or repetitive, ritualised behaviours that the person feels driven to perform (called compulsions). 

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The Bipolar Perspective

Having borderline personality disorder and any other disorder out there that encompasses distortion of thought, perspective, attitude, affective function should be enough of a reason for us to approach the issue of philosophies of life with better keenness.

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The Reality of Being Mentally Unwell

I really do not know how to get back from being used to independence; the knowledge that no one else could have my back. This is what it looks like to be one who braves the symptoms of mental illness alone for a little bit too much time, by themselves.

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Love and Mental Health

What has made mental illnesses such a taboo in our society? Why can’t we have PDV (Public Display of Vulnerability) as much as we have PDA (Public Display of Affection)?

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Gambling Disorder

Recently, the definition of addiction has been extended to include a wide array of other non-substance abuse behaviours like gambling disorder, internet gaming, sex, exercise and shopping addiction.

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Desiderata

In mental illness, as the case in life, art plays a huge role in making us feel alive. Listening to music, playing an instrument, drawing, painting, writing etc., are all great ways for us to meditate and reflect on who we are.

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The Principle of F*ck distribution

What is the trigger of depression in university students? What causes students to take their own lives because of their exams or their education? What is the solution?

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Learning the Signs

Ever lived your life always wondering “why on earth am I here for?” This was me for a very long time, the universe kept on sending me numerous signs and messages but I never ever read between the lines.

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Welcome message

This site started as a result of conversations between friends who happened to be very interested in mental health and wanted to really talk about the stigma in society around the topic. A few weeks later, here we are. We aim to discuss, educate, and champion for mental health in Kenya. Read More