None of the targets for effective leadership and governance for mental health, provision of mental health services in community-based settings, mental health promotion and prevention, and strengthening of information systems, we're close to being achieved.
Experts in mental health and psycho social issues want services of mental health strengthened in rural areas.
According to the experts, scaling up of mental health services in the rural communities will help the many people who are suffering with the effects from pandemic to access services.
Samuel Okalebo from Serere district, a graduate in flight operations, says the training is a huge relief to his life after failing to get an internship from the local aviation companies. ‘‘l have gone through many challenges that I think need someone who is resilient and now that I have got the psychosocial support in this training I feel relieved from all that,” said Okalebo .
Prosecution also alleges that on September, 19th, 2018 Nyanzi willfully and repeatedly used electronic communication to post messages offensive in nature via Facebook, transmitted over the internet to disturb or attempted to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of His Excellency the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with no Purpose of legitimate communication
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.
The poem which was posted on Stella Nyanzis social media page on September 16, 2018, a day after President Musevenis 74th birthday, was crafted in vulgarity targeted at the Presidents late mother Esteeri Kokundeka.
The draft suggests that all disabilities of persons seeking justice or involved in a crime be verified by a professional medical worker and persons living with them. It also suggests the provision of court documents in braille, large print, easy to read and soft copy to enable even visually impaired persons properly prepare for court procedures.
Although a small percentage of people across the world deal with this disorder, the World Health Organisation says that the number suffering from this mental health condition is enough to study the behavioural pattern and create a treatment program.
A number of prison facilities across the country continue to hold mentally-ill inmates instead of having them on treatment. Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative FHRI Executive Director, warns that the prisons should not remain warehouses for the mentally-ill.
Many patients who seek treatment at the mental health unit at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, dont undergo counselling sessions during and after treatment. Some care-givers are forced to resort to services of professional counsellors whose costs are high.
Dr. Muhumuza John Amooti, head of the Outpatient Department at Butabika hospital says HIV positive mentally ill patients do not comply with HIV treatment interventions resulting in dire consequences such as non-adherence to antiretroviral medication leading to drug resistance and further transmission of the HIV.
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.
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.