Tags : Mental Health

MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT SOUNDS SOS FOLLOWING BUDGET CUT TO HEALTH

By Kenson McCloud  One of the country’s mental health activists Mwiza Mphande has faulted authorities for trimming the budget towards the health sector, which he warns will impact mental health efforts. Mphande told Timveni that it is uninspiring that the proposed 2021/2022 National Budget has had the health sector given K187 Billion representing 9.4% of the […]Read More

GOVT, STAKEHOLDERS FAULTED FOR NEGLIGENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH

By Meclina Chirwa Government says there is need to explore and arrest mental health problem among young people in the country. Deputy Director for the Reproductive Health Unit in the Ministry of Health Dr Henry Phiri says government is not doing enough in combating the problem. "Government and other stakeholders have placed much emphasis on […]Read More

COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS CAUSING AN UPSURGE IN MENTAL ILLNESS

By Meclina Chirwa The Mental Health Users and Cares Association says the Covid-19 pandemic is also contributing to mental health related diseases in the country. Executive director for the association Thandiwe Mkandawire disclosed this in an interview with Timveni. According to Mkandawire the increase of Covid-19 cases and deaths is causing panic, stress and depression among […]Read More

MENTAL ILLNESSES COST LIVES IN 2020

By Kenson McCloud A mental health expert from the College of Medicine has attributed the rise in suicide cases to economic hardships and mental illnesses resulting from stress and anxiety in family set ups. Dr Chiwoza Bandawe says the cases have risen by 57 percent compared to last year. Dr Bandawe said, "The restrictive measures […]Read More