My interview with Jennifer Kabangu

Interview! So earlier this year (this was in April 2016) I was interviewed by a postgraduate student from Australian National University. Her name? Jennifer Kabangu, from Congo-Kinshasa, and she’s presently completing a Masters in Culture, Health and Medicine. As part of her research at the time, she was investigating the effects of culture on mental health, and vice versa. She found me […]

How Tinsel is throwing away a chance to make a difference for mental health in Africa

This post by me was first published on, a website about Africa’s stories, by Africans. Go here to read the original post, as well as check out other interesting reads on African Hadithi.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Tinsel. It’s a great show, with a good cast and an engaging plot, sufficiently complex […]

Have you been told any of these 5 myths about mental illness?

This post was first published on AfricanHadithi, an online magazine about Africa by Africans on everyday African experiences.  In a post on AfricanHadithi, I talked about how Tinsel has not being as helpful as it could have to the cause of mental health and disorders, and one of the things I said was that the show would have […]

3 unique things about depression in Africans

Hello! I’ve been talking about depression for awhile now (see here, here and here), and I’m all set to move on to another subject. Not because there isn’t more to be said, because there definitely is. (I mean, I haven’t even said anything yet about treatment options available for someone with depressive disorder, for instance!) I […]

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