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Samira to Ghanaians: Stop stigmatisation against mental health patients

The Second Lady Samira Bawumia believes supporting mental health issues is crucial in building an inclusive society

The Second Lady Samira Bawumia has called on Ghanaians to stop stigmatisation against persosn with mental health issues in Ghana.

Bawumia believes supporting mental health issues is crucial in building an inclusive society.

Speaking at the official launch of Mental Health Index and Fundraising in Accra by KGL Group on Wednesday (27 September), the Second Lady urged Ghanaians not too feel shy to ask for help in dealing with mental issues.

“And even if you went for a mental health issue, it is something you are dealing with at a point, but we hear it on the airwaves and it is a way of denigrating people, that has to stop,” she said.

“I therefore commend the KGL foundation for this very important initiative and for telling us about your personal struggles, and as we were discussing earlier, it takes all of us talking about it, making it relatable.”

“Letting people know that it happens to the rest of us and that is how to deal with this stigma, your commitment to supporting mental health is a crucial step towards building a more healtier and inclusive society,” She said.

Listen to Samira Bawumia in the attached audio clip below: 

Listen to the full speech in the attached video clip below:

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

 

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