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By Kenson McCloud
Non-Governmental Organization, Let It Out Mental Health Malawi, has called for the country to devise an action plan in a bid to address mental health issues among adolescents and the youth in the country.
The call comes as some countries across the globe including Malawi observe mental health awareness month from First to 31st May.
Speaking to Timveni Online, Founder of Let It Out Malawi, Phyllis Banda said there have been significant strides over the past year in helping the masses recognise that there are mental health issues in the country.
However, Banda said there is need for more action on the ground ranging from awareness to provision of services that deal with mental health.
According to Banda, many young people are still struggling with relationship issues and financial challenges which have contributed to the rise in cases of depression and stress.