The checklist includes maintaining social networks, identifying what stresses them and maintaining regular sleep routines. But experts say it’s unrealistic for people in mental distress to monitor themselves, adding that because people’s mental health hasn’t been paid attention to, many of them are sliding back to mental illness.
Children with cerebral palsy often battle multiple complications including lameness, sight difficulties, incontinence, sleeplessness, seizures, hearing loss, stiffness, and speech problems, alongside difficulties in feeding, among others.
The Ministry of Health is currently struggling with high numbers of people going to health facilities with mental illnesses. Dr Charles Olaro, the Director of Clinical Services says that Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital is specifically overwhelmed and that they are currently doing an analysis to establish the exact triggers of these illnesses.