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)
Co-founder of Fatuma's Voice- one of Kenya's biggest social conscious art collectives - Onyango 'Rix Poet' Otieno , shares how unchecked childhood trauma led to a near suicide attempt and how he used poetry and social media to not only acknowledge and accept that something was wrong but also provide a space for himself and others to openly discuss about mental health. On the show, we also discuss the Sylvia Plath effect, need for local African names for mental health conditions and if social media the best way to share what we are going through.