The taboo of mental illness in Kenya

The taboo of mental illness in Kenya
As people treat mental illness as a spiritual rather than a medical disorder, many victims go untreated. ​The Mathari Mental Hospital, in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, houses mental health patients from across the country. The facility, which doubles as a rehabilitation centre, has been criticised for their handling of patients, as well as their p...
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Still no justice for victims of post-election violence in Kenya

Still no justice for victims of post-election violence in Kenya
Eight years on, raped women are still being ostracised "I just saw these Kikuyu young men [..]. They didn't say anything. They just beat me up and raped me in turns. They abandoned me near the river until I was rescued by a Kikuyu woman who dressed me but said she had to run because she was fleeing to a part of the slum with more Kikuyus. It w...
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Our Abstract for the international Trauma-Conference in Nairobi, August 2015

Our Abstract for the international Trauma-Conference in Nairobi, August 2015

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Help making our contribution on international trauma-conference become a reality!

Help making our contribution on international trauma-conference become a reality!

We have received an invitation by the Kenya Psychological Association to deliver a talk on the International Trauma-Conference with the title: "Traumatic Stress: A Threat to Health, Peace and Development in Africa". We wish to explain our innovative model for the training of Trauma-Assistants to the 500 conference guests which will be assembled. This constitutes a unique opportunity to multiply the effect of this approach and therefore touch on the lives of many people in need for better access to psychosocial services to alleviate trauma.Until end of July 2015 we may confirm our participation and urge you to make your contribution to this cause before this date.

Our delegate Matthias Behrends took the job voluntarily and receives no payment for the intense five-day journey and conference participation. Donations will exclusively cover the following cost:

Flight: approx. €950, Transfers: €150, Visa: €50Conference fee: €300, accomodation: €225, food: €175Printing cost: €20

This gives a total amount of €1,895 we need to raise to make this happen. Please help us by doanting and sharing this cause!

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