The global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25% in the first year of the pandemic alone” – World Health Organization (WHO) In an article published this week by Modern Ghana, 1Africa Consulting CEO Mosh Matsena highlights the need for mental health awareness and discusses ways in which we can support our own mental well-being, as well as that of others around us:

Effects of mental stress take various forms. For some people it results in eating disorders, or being totally disconnected from life. For others, anxiety and depression can lead to substance abuse, self- harm, or even suicide. In addition to people that were already vulnerable to mental health conditions, the sheer magnitude and unexpected onset of the health pandemic has had some sort of effect on virtually every human being on the planet, including suffering the loss of loved ones.