Christopher Kabue is a Nairobian who lives in Toronto, Canada, and has a passion for psychology and neuroscience. He intends to advocate for better, more efficient strategies in mental healthcare that cater for everyone yet allow for personalised interventions. He lives with major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder. Mental health matters: It should be considered as an inherently critical matter in healthcare for humanity to survive and thrive.
Lwile is a budding writer born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a lover of great food, dry wine, real conversations and moments spent reading; loather of parking fees, restaurant container charges, queues and Monday mornings. She is passionate about mental health, purpose fuelled living, women economic empowerment and education of young children.
Joseph Guchu is a community health and development professional, skillful in diverse health, relief aid and developmental project management. He is a member of Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central. He has a deep passion for mental health and primary health care dynamics and solutions. He loves reading thrillers and enjoys cycling.
Monica Wangari is from Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about mental health and has struggled with Depression, Anxiety and Panic attacks. She hopes to fight stigma and also change the narrative that surrounds mental health. She is eager to participate in projects that will empower those suffering from mental illness as well as educate the community. At Project AKILI, she will be sharing coping mechanisms and provide information and support for those who suffer from mental illness.
Pascal Aloo is from Nairobi, Kenya and champions for "healthy minds". He is pained by students and young people going through depression and anxiety and considers it his calling to encourage these people by sharing his experiences about how he has coped with the same issues.
Wangari Murage is from Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about mental health and hopes to discuss about how society handles mental illnesses and how we can change our culture to be more loving and understanding. She believes in kindness and in her own words, "We should be kind to everyone we meet since all the people we meet are fighting their own hard battles.
We, Project AKILI, are a group of young people passionate about mental health, and eager to discuss this crucial topic. Some of us have lived experiences with mental illness, have relatives/friends who have mental illnesses or are curious about educating ourselves and others on mental health. Either way, we are a growing group of activists and advocates for mental health education; if you would like to join us, please send us a message and we will get in touch
Daniel Murage is the Co-Founder of Project AKILI. He is in charge of website maintenance and editing articles submitted to the publication. He is a resident of Kerugoya and enjoy biking, running and playing the guitar.