Tuesday, 24 August 2010
KENYAN CELEBS GO MENTAL FOR ADVOCACY
BasicNeeds UK in Kenya has appointed celebrity brand Ambassadors to advocate for mental health.
Shuga actor and poet Anthony Mwangi will be joined by Actuarial scientist and spoken word queen Sitawa Wafula in spreading awareness of mental health in Kenya as well de-stigmatise the notion associated with the illness.
“I have had an experience with a mental patient who was my elder brothers friend. He was not always that way, be was okay till he got into drugs and all over sudden he was sick. Now he is a shadow of his former self and because people don’t understand him, he is always getting into fights,” Anthony told Hot Secrets, “We cannot walk away from him and write him off or hide him because of shame. I would like for people to understand that if given the attention they need and they will slowly get better.”