- Rapper Nyashinski gives advice on mental health.
- According to the rapper seeking help is a sign of strength and not weakness.
- Mental Health Awareness Month is observed anually in May.
Just a few day before the Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a wrap, Kenyan rapper and singer Nyamari Ongegu popularly known by his stage name as Nyashinski has given his view on how one can maintain and take care of their mental well-being.
According to him seeking help is a sign of strength and not a sign of weakness as usually perceived by society. People, even leaders, and executives, often shy away from asking for help for fear of showing weakness
In a post via his Instagram page, the celebrated artist says that nobody should ever shy away from asking for help when it comes to the wellness of their mental health.
“Maze seeking help is a sign of strength, not weekness and no one should ever feel ashamed or alone when it comes to their mental health.”
He then goes on to mention that he will always be there to offer full support to anyone going through tough times,“I want you all to know that I support you, I stand with you in your struggles.”
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Mental Health Awareness Month
A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life.
It affects 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year.
People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children or work in the next cubicle. However, only half of those affected receive treatment, often because of the stigma attached to mental health.
Untreated, mental illness can contribute to higher medical expenses, poorer performance at school/work and increased risk of suicide.
The Importance of Speaking Out About Mental Health
Mental illness is a major global health issue. Raising awareness and increasing the understanding of mental health can change the way society views and responds to this complex issue.