Nakuru County set to reform Mental Health Care

The county government of Nakuru is set to reform its Mental Health Care by bringing those with firsthand experience on mental issues to be part of the decision and policy-making.

This approach will ensure that the needs of those directly affected by mental health conditions are understood and addressed effectively.

During a meeting with Dr. Patrick Beruett, the Manager, Bipolar Heroes Foundation, ahead of the World Bipolar Day commemoration event at the Hyrax Hills, County Executive Committee Member for Health Services, Roselyn Mungai said, the Department is also planning to involve individuals who have navigated the complexities of mental health issues in the Technical Working Groups.

The meeting which was also attended by Wilkister Akinyi, a programs officer at the Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance, further discussed on advocacy efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

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