Articles tagged 'mental health'

Zim must prioritise mental health 15 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe government does not seem to proritise issues of mental health, if statistics are anything to go by. Government statistics show that one in every four Zimbabweans suffers from mental illness, including those suffering from depression. The creation of Friendship Benches ...
'Friendship Bench' tackles Zim's mental health crisis 14 May 2017 HARARE - Friendship Benches — located in the grounds of health clinics around Harare and in Gweru and Chitungwiza — are helping patients with depression or anxiety with problem-solving therapy. The practitioners, who operate from simple wooden seats, are lay health workers known as “Community ...
How to manage stress 15 February 2017 HARARE - Do you know anyone who isn't at times stressed out these days? The pace of modern life makes stress management a necessary skill for everyone. Many people juggle multiple responsibilities, work, home life, caregiving and relationships. Learning to identify problems and implement so...
'4 million Zimbabweans mentally ill' 24 July 2016 HARARE - As the economy continues to tumble, many Zimbabweans are now unknowingly suffering from mental illnesses that could only get worse, a leading a psychiatrist has warned. David Mukwekwezeke, a senior resident medical officer at Parirenyatwa hospital said in an opinion piece that althoug...
Zim firms lose $100m to stress, mental health 4 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean companies are losing over $100 million annually in wages and productivity through mental health or stress related absence from work, a latest survey has shown. Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC)’s National Employee Engagement 2014 report released this week indicates th...
1,3 million Zimbabweans mentally-ill: Govt 28 January 2015 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has said economic hardships coupled with drug abuse has significantly contributed to the increase in Zimbabweans suffering from mental disorders. An estimated 1, 3 million Zimbabweans have some form of mental illness, according to government data. ...