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Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) is a non-governmental organization,

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We at Africa Mental Health Foundation thrive on partnerships and collaborations for development….

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We do a lot of documentation about our activities and research. You can find a lot of information…

PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTHY BEHAVIOUR

Community Mental Health

Community Mental Health

This is our core priority. We seek to take mental health to the level of the individual and the family; to…

Integrated Approach to Non-communicable Diseases Interventions

Integrated Approach to Non-communicable Diseases Interventions

We conduct research on the integration of…

An integrated approach to mother-child health

An integrated approach to mother-child health

A parent’s mental health condition and use of substances affect the parent’s behavior as well as…

School mental health including substance abuse

School mental health including substance abuse

Poor mental health in school going children has been directly related to school dropout, difficulties in…

Suicide

Suicide

We focus on the identification of suicide predictors by identifying risk and protective factors for suicide, and …

LGBT Mental Health

LGBT Mental Health

With several studies suggesting that gay men, lesbians and bisexuals appear to have higher rates of some…

Cost-effective biological and psychosocial Interventions for the various types of mental illnesses and substance use disorders

Cost-effective biological and psychosocial Interventions for the various types of mental illnesses and substance use disorders

Genetics and Genomics.

Genetics and Genomics.

Early childhood development

Early childhood development

Sound mental health is an important foundation to the holistic development of individuals and…

Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Mental illness is a disease or condition that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and relates to others and to his or her surroundings and impairs their ability to function on a daily basis.

Mental illnesses can be treated using any or a combination of the following methods:

1. Counseling

2. Psychotherapy

3. Medication

4. Brain-stimulation treatments

5. In-patient care in hospitals

6. Alcohol and substance use treatments

People with mental illness need treatment and support from their families and communities and continued follow-up care.

As human beings, they have the right to:

  1. An adequate standard of living and social protection
  2. The right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  3. The right to exercise legal capacity and to personal liberty and security
  4. Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and from exploitation, violence and abuse
  5. The right to live independently and be included in the community
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Testimonials

< class="cshero-testimonial-title" > * Grace
Beneficiary of the The Computer-based Drug and Alcohol Training Assessment in Kenya, Beneficiary of the The Computer-based Drug and Alcohol Training Assessment in Kenya (eDATA K)
Since I was married, I had never had a child with my husband that is why am saying it is very bad (alcohol). We have stayed for long without me getting pregnant. I have been drinking a lot. After I joined this study, I stopped completely taking alcohol and I became pregnant immediately. This child I am holding here is as a result of this study.   * Not Real Name
< class="cshero-testimonial-title" > * Alex
Beneficiary of the The Computer-based Drug and Alcohol Training Assessment in Kenya (eDATA K)
Before this study, even if I had no money to buy alcohol, I would go and sit with people in the drinking dens who will buy me the alcohol. Nowadays I don’t do that, I work hard and keep myself busy. My children never used to go to school but nowadays they do. Even if they are sent home to get school fees, I manage to pay. They also eat and bath and I feel good. When I started this clinic, I used to be so dirty and sometimes I felt embarrassed to be called to see the doctor because I thought people were laughing at me but as you can see, I am now clean. * Not Real Name

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