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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
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Pharmacist Bagyenda, Co-Accused Convicted for Murder Brian Bagyenda 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
15:55

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 1 2

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.
12:03
12:03

Butabika Hospital Resettles More Than 150 Former Patients resettlement 3 1 Top story

According to Dr. Basangwa, the hospital faces a challenge of some of the patients who recover and are reluctant to return to home because of stigma
13:42
13:42

Gulu Hospital Stuck with Recovering Mental Patient mental illness 1 2

After spending up to 12 years on the streets of Gulu, facing physical and sexual abuse, the woman, suspected to be a Kenyan national was rescued on December 17th 2014. She has been undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at the mental health unit and is now fit to be discharged. But she remembers none of her relatives, her place of origin or even her past.
16:21
16:21

Man Disarms Police Officer, Shoots Self Dead mental illness

A man in Gulu has this morning disarmed a Police officer and shot himself dead. The man has been identified as Paul Munu (30). He shot himself at the United Nation Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) offices as he reported for duty.
10:18
10:18

Village Records 7 Suicides in One Year mental illness

Obina's is the seventh suicide case in the sub-county. In October last year, elders in the area performed a cleansing ceremony with intention to exorcize the evil spirits after six people including four women committed suicide in just a space of one week.
07:54
07:54

Medical Workers: Mental Illness Cases on the Increase In Rwenzori Region martin ibanda 1

In 2012, 1270 cases were registered in the region, last year there were 1613 and this year, 1978 have so far been registered. The region has 7 districts, but with only 2 psychiatrist doctors based at the mental health unit at the Fort Portal referral hospital and Bukuku health centre IV.
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