According to the report, a total of 2,500 adolescent boys and young men aged 10 to 24 years participated in a survey conducted in August in all the divisions of Kampala city. They were asked about how COVID-19 had affected their health and psychological well-being.
Kantarama who is also a psychologist said as cases of all mental health issues from depression to addiction to being suicidal being on an increase, there’s need to start thinking about the kind of psychological first aid that is given to people and innovative ways through which people in distress can be supported.
Appearing before the committee, Professor Elly Katunguka, the Vice-chancellor Kyambogo University said the major problem leading to sexual harassment is the fact that girls in the University are not adequately supported by their parents, leading them to seek support from men.
With birds beautifully chirping in the trees, patients walk around the compound just like any other normal day. There is no tinsel, Christmas lights or trees. Assimwe, a patient at in the Alchohol and Drug Unit slowly walks to the Anglican Church to join 14 others attending the Christmas service.