Tag Archives: Africa

Nigerian woman tackles mental health stigma

A Nigerian woman is leading the fight against stigma associated with mental health. Hauwa Ojeifo was diagnosed with Bipolar and post-traumatic stress in 2015. She has not allowed it to bring her down. Instead, she is using her experience to raise awareness on mental illness — in a country where 30 percent of the population… Read More »


A sense of inbalance, disconnect, and/or numbness are some symptoms that follows Post Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experienced by women who suffer violence. As the world continues to marks that the Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we are being joined by our in-house correspondent, Mary Chinda, who has followed the… Read More »

Zim News: Tendai Biti invited for counselling in South Africa

Zim News: Tendai Biti invited for counselling in South Africa. A SOUTH AFRICAN non-governmental organisation has invited MDC Alliance vice-chairperson Tendai Biti to the neighbouring country to undergo post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and counselling after he allegedly endured torture at the hands of security agents when he was arrested trying to seek asylum in neighbouring… Read More »

LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF QUEEN MOTHER Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela- Mandela A LONG WALK HOME Winnie Madikizela-Mandela remains an enigmatic figure in South African society and history. It has been speculated that like so many South Africans traumatised by the brutality of life under Apartheid, Winnie may have long suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and her actions ought to be… Read More »

African Refugee PTSD Relief Through Meditation

To contribute to the African Refugee PTSD Relief Campaign: http://bit.ly/Donate2AfricanPTSDRelief The David Lynch Foundation offered Transcendental Meditation to African refugees in November 2011 to help relieve their post-traumatic stress. “The soldiers took me and my brother with them. They dragged us away in the bush and gang raped me in front of my brother.” “It… Read More »