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08:34
08:34

More Women Battling Mental Illness-Study

According to results released on Tuesday, 39% of the women suffered severe anxiety against 24% males whereas when it came to depression 12.6% were still women and 5% men. This study was meant to assess the extent of integration of mental health services into primary health care, communities and schools in selected districts in the country.
08:15
08:15

WHO Releases New Guidelines to Tackle Human Rights Abuses in Mental Healthcare mental illness

In a new joint statement that the organization has released together with the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), countries are asked to reform legislation in order to end human rights abuses and increase access to quality mental health care.
07:40
07:40

Mentally Impaired Man Electrocuted after Fleeing from Shrine death

According to Ssubi, while initiating the cleansing ritual inside the shrine, the client ran outside, climbed the neighboring electricity pole, pulled down electricity conductors, and was electrocuted.
09:51
09:51

VHTs to Handle Mental Illness Cases Ministry Of Health 4

Dr. Hafisa Lukwata, the Acting Assistant Commissioner in charge of Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse in the Ministry, says that they have embarked on training key individuals in the community to offer simple solutions like identifying distressed people and talking to them.
07:45
07:45

Six Teachers in Gulu City Battling Mental Illness 2 1

Irwenyo also revealed that the Gulu City Education Department still lacks qualified people to offer guidance and counseling services to handle such cases among teachers and learners.
10:33
10:33

Masindi RDC Rejects Police Report on Knife Man who Raided her Office mental illness 2

Now speaking to URN, Kirabira has expressed disappointment over the way police handled the case and wondered why then police took the man to court that later remanded him instead of taking him to a mental health facility.
09:18
09:18

Kyenjojo Staff to Undergo Mental Health Examination Gertrude Tibakanya 2 2

“One of them is a female teacher who goes to class with a very big bag that has many things inside and starts teaching. She doesn’t beat people but when you see the things she does, she looks to be mentally disturbed,” Tibakanya explained.
13:34
13:34

Patients Seeking Mental Health Services Drop as Deaths by Suicide Rise mental illness 1 1

Freddy Odong, a Psychiatric Nurse and the Project Manager of Suicide Prevention at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says the number of persons seeking mental health services has dropped from between 60 to 80 each day to just 9 patients currently.
17:22
17:22

Nwoya Woman Commits Suicide Over Alleged Husband’s Promiscuity poverty 1 Top story

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary findings show that Akello sneaked out of her house following the altercation with her husband and her body was found hanging on a tree branch with the sheet of her baby tied around her neck.
13:17
13:17

Pharmacist Bagyenda, Co-Accused Convicted for Murder defense lawyers 1 Top story

In his judgment delivered this afternoon, Justice Moses Kazibwe noted that although the defense lawyers tried to convince court that Bagyenda suffered a disease of mind by the time he committed the crime, both prosecution witnesses including Dr. Santos Ojara and Defense witnesses like Dr Brian Mutamba and Sister. Jane Francis Nantamu agreed that depression is not a permanent condition.
07:05
07:05

Youths Resort to Paspalum in the New Wave of Substance Abuse in Teso youth unemployment 2 1 Top story

Joseph Owona, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialists in Soroti, says he has handled at least three cases of young people with mental disorders resulting from smoking Paspalum. He notes that effects of using smoking Paspalum are more worrying than Marijuana and other substances.
15:55
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Police Saves Mother from Irate Mob home 1 Top story

“Babirye didn’t even cry. She simply collapsed on the ground. Her motionless body seemed not to bother Kikobye at all,” he said. Babalanda explains that Kikobye has a history of mental instability, which prompts to do strange things.
07:29
07:29

UPDF to Streamline Retirement of Soldiers ministry 3 1

The Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. David Muhoozi says that, all retiring army staff from different departments will be notified of when to retire so as to provide them with ample time of preparing for civilian life.
12:03
12:03

Masaka Prison Seeks Isolation Unit for Mentally Ill Inmates mental illness 1 1

Laben Mwigo, the Welfare and Rehabilitation Officer at Masaka Central Prison says that the facility, built more than 50 years ago, does not have enough space to create an isolation ward or unit for persons with mental health challenges who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
15:09
15:09

Suspected Lunatics Hacks Two Family Members Dead, Injures Another mental illness 1

Marcelo Nyanga, the Lomuton Village Local Council One chairperson, says the suspected lunatic hacked the two brothers to death at their home using an axe.
18:14
18:14

Police Storm Church Over Chained Woman mental illness

Mworozi says that when they stormed the church, they found Nakiwala chained on a pole where they were praying for her healing. He says they rescued her and transferred her to Butabika Mental Hospital for mental checkup and treatment
19:50
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Govt Urged to Integrate Mental Health, HIV Services mental illness 1 Top story

According to UNAIDS, People living with HIV are at a greatly increased risk of developing mental health conditions, often suffering from depression, anxiety, euphoria, hallucinations and psychosis as they adjust to their diagnosis and adapt to living with a chronic infectious disease.
11:33
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Nakaseke District Stuck With Four Mentally Ill Teachers medical board 2 1

Nakaseke District Chairman Ignatius Koomu says the four cases were referred to Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Public Service and the Ministry of Education in 2015. But, the ministries declined to take action arguing that the medical board is required to first pronounce itself on the inability of the staff to perform their duties.
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