Monthly Archives: December 2016

Friendship Bench’ program proves effective at alleviating mental illness symptoms

Their offices are simple wooden seats, called Friendship Benches, located in the grounds of health clinics around Harare and other major cities in Zimbabwe. The practitioners are lay health workers known as community “Grandmothers,” trained to listen to and support … Continue reading

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New Study Identifies Factors Linking Violence and Mental Illness

New research has identified a host of factors associated with the risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims of violence, as well as perpetrators of violence. “This work builds on an earlier study that found almost one-third of adults … Continue reading

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How to offer real support to someone with a mental illness

The unfortunate reality is that many who suffer from a mental illness like schizophrenia, enter into isolation and have difficulty maintaining a functional life. Imagine your reality was terrifying – hearing derogatory voices or believing that the world is conspiring … Continue reading

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