Through My Mind My Funk Show, multi-award winning mental health consultant, Sitawa Wafula has conversations with people in Africa and of African descent about mental health - from personal journeys and challenges/taboos/myths to resilience and self care as well as advocacy, policy and need for representation and inclusion in the space.
The show - a spin off Sitawa's Google Award winning blog that provided people in Africa with mental health information and support for 8 years - aims to demystify this important but tabooed topic and make these conversations, everyday conversations in African homes.
Support the show by;
- joining the conversation online using #mymindmyfunk
- subscribing to 'My Mind My Funk Show by Sitawa Wafula' on itunes, Tune in or Google play music
- ordering merchandise from sitawa.ecwid.com
Learn more about Sitawa and her work - www.sitawawafula.com
Get a list of crisis lines and support groups in Africa - www.thementalhealthacademy.org (support)
Nairobi based social worker, George Mugo shares his transition from working as a logistician to helping people who end up on the streets due to substance induced mental health conditions get admission to the national referral mental health hospital - and get NHIF (National Hospital Insurance Fund) cards - and reconcile with their families. We also talk marijuana/weed - to legalize or not to legalize - and khat/miraa as well as his annual #mentalhealth awareness walk in different parts of Kenya.