Young people and mental health in a changing world

This is a message of the World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on World Mental Day, 10 October 2018:   “Every year on 10 October, the world observes World Mental Health Day to draw attention to the importance of mental health. The theme this year is “Young people and mental health in…

The Girl and the Heap

  Kuchigoro October 2015 The sun is bearing down on our small group as we make our way through the large, sprawling Kuchigoro community. The heat rises from the ground…and the large garbage heap that we are heading towards. As I turn the corner, I am amazed at how close the pile of rubbish is…

Take a Hike!

Day 5 – March 31, 2016 I must not be a very well person. At the least, I’m not fit. My heart is pounding so hard; I think I might throw up. Yeah, I haven’t hiked in…over a year, but still…This reaction frightens the lazy out of me. I even forget to be afraid of…