It would be an injustice to close this week without talking about the two most important things haunting Gen Z; mental health issues and drug abuse. To tackle this issue, I have decided to take a different approach. Instead of sharing stories on the two, I will be sharing resources to help if you or anyone you know is having a hard time
Friendship Bench Zimbabwe
Friendship Bench provides a listening ear to anyone facing any mental health issues like depression or anxiety. Visit their website at https://www.friendshipbenchzimbabwe.org/ for more details.
This is a global social movement that tackles alcohol and drug abuse through community involvement, advocacy and also offers counselling to those affected by substance abuse. For more information visit their website at https://movendi.ngo/about-movendi/members/africa/
The Real Depression Project
The Real Depression Project is a mental Health service that shares on mental health issues and gives guides to how you can fight through it. There are tools such as books that can be found on the site which can be found on Instagram at https://instagram.com/realdepressionproject?utm_medium=copy_link
Musasa offers psycho-social support from all its offices and shelters to women and girls who walk in to their centres or over the phone. It also offers individual, couples’ and group counselling and provides experts in children’s counselling in special cases. Musasa also reaches out to women in rural areas by providing mobile counselling services and offers training to other organisations and community members. Visit the website for more information at https://musasa.co.zw/
That’s all for today. See you next week as we tackle Business and Tech.
Song of the day: Leave a Light On by Tom Walker