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A community-based mental health care system

A community-based mental health care system


  St. Martin Catholic Social Apostolate  
  Newsletter November 2020  

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This newsletter focuses on the ongoing fundraising campaign to support people with mental illnesses. You can find several options on how to contribute yourself. But this is not the only thing we do...

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Help change the lifes of people with mental illnesses

cndegwaIn 2019, St. Martin CSA has stared a project to support people with mental illnesses. accompanied by a fundraising campaign. The approach of a community-based mental health care system has proven that it can restore the dignity of affected people and give them an improved perspective in life. Hence, the  Local Mental Health Fundraising Committee had decided to also undertake mobilization activities this year. Listen to the committee's secretary, Cecilia Ndegwa.

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The recovery of Moses

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The family of 49-year-old Moses Mwaniki realized that all was not well with him soon after he completed his secondary school education in 1992. While working together with his father mending a broken fence in their term, he suddenly became hostile and violent when he was asked to replace one of the posts. After that, he attempted to commit suicide by drowning himself in a river. This situation left his family at a loss. They could not understand his behaviour as there had been no prior warning. All along he appeared just like any other youth, with a bright future ahead of him.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

worldmentalhealthday20On October 10 every year the World Mental Health Day takes place. This year it runs under the theme "Greater Investment - Greater Access". St.Martin CSA is joining this effort to improve access to mental health service through an increased investment of resources and consideration. Everywhere for everyone.


The many faces of gender-based violence

cppr gbw116 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

lt is the dream of every mother to raise her children in a safe, caring and loving environment. However, this dream is cut short for many mothers by escalating cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in Kenya. GBV is the most extreme expression of unequal gender relations in society, and a violation of human rights, as well a major hindrance of the achievement of gender equality. lt dents the dignity, health and personal security of its victims as well as survivors. lt is equally detrimental to the development of the society in general leading to a negative effect on the economy of states in the long run.

Purity is one of the thousands of women who undergo violence in Kenya. She is a mother of 3 children and was happily married before her last child was born.

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