Saturday, April 8, 2017

Medicowesome secret project: Let's talk about the stigma

What is the "Let's talk" project? How can I talk about depression?
Hi,
I'm a medical intern working in Ghana.
I really appreciate this particular project.

My mind goes back to last year, me struggling with chronic headaches and financial problems; feeling isolated and finally having to rewrite a paper in medical school. I'm still recovering from the shock of everything.

It's hard in these parts of the world to seek help as there are few psychiatrists and there is great stigma surrounding mental illness. I'm praying that there will be a paradigm shift, especially in my country where people understand very little about depression and attempted suicide is considered a crime punishable by law.

- Tinkerbell.

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