Mental Health Project

 

 

Mental health services and the treatment of mental health conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in most parts of Africa is appalling. People suffering from psychiatric disorders  in sub Saharan Africa and other countries in Africa continue to face the stigma of their condition even as they go undiganosed and untreated. Education and psychiatric interventions are lacking. Funding for the training of mental health providers and the availability of drugs to treat these conditions remain one of our organization's priorities. Those suffering from severe mental health conditions like schizoaffective disorders end up in the streets with no where to go or no one to turn to for help.

 

 

We refuse to accept the statosquo of mental health in most African countries. Together with partner organizations, we shall seek ways of:

  • Encouraging the de-stigmatization of persons suffering from mental health conditions.

  • Improving access to mental health professionals.

  • Educate and train nurses in mental health.

  • Educate and train, across cultures, local people the importance of treatment for mental health conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.

  • Getting funding for the improvement of the state of mental health in specific regions of Africa.