Society & Culture
Season 2, Episode 2: Let's Talk Mental Health!
This week we're talking mental health in Namibia. According to the World Health Organisation, approximately half the world's population will experience mental health problems in the lifetime, But society still tends to discriminate, stigmatise and isolate people who experience it. And for womxn and other marginalised communities, the constant struggle for equality can take a toll on mental health.
We discuss some of our own experiences, and what meaningful support looks like. We also touch on the great debate: medication or no medication?
In Namibia, mental health practitioners are few and far between. And when they are available, high costs present yet another barrier - medical aid is a luxury for most. The question is, how can families and communities provide support for people who need it?
This is a bit of a heavy one, but as always, we find a little space for joy. (Content warning: talk of suicide)
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