[Skunkworks] [OT] About Mental Wellness

Ben M leobenkim at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 18:05:35 EAT 2018


It's ok man, I'm good spiritually.

I just hope that's not what you tell the people that open up to you when
they have the issues I have seen on Bonga.

Cheers

On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 at 17:56, Alvin Ochola <ajochola at gmail.com> wrote:

> Let's continue this offline bro.
>
> You have a lot to learn spiritually.
>
> Regards,
>
> Alvin
>
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 at 17:53, Ben M <leobenkim at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Alvin,
>> I don't know how to properly respond to the link you just sent me. I'm
>> taking into consideration this thread is visible to everyone in skunkworks.
>>
>> Mental health is not a spiritual matter, it is more complex than just
>> something religious.
>>
>> It is not demons that are afflicting you when you feel suicidal or get
>> depressed or suffer from any of the conditions in the spectrum.
>> Many of the mental issues we have arise because of a complex interaction
>> of the chemicals in the brain, the environment, genetics and sometimes
>> medication. This is why no two people show the same exact symptoms of
>> depression, and also why people don't respond the same to stressful life
>> events like breakups, loss of a loved one, failure at work, the same way.
>> Sometimes you don't even need stress factors to become depressed. There are
>> people out there that seemingly have everything together but in the privacy
>> of their minds they are a mess and don't understand why they aren't happy.
>>
>> We need to be real about mental wellness and take religion or any
>> superstitious beliefs out of the equation especially in the diagnostic
>> stage.
>>
>> No I am not saying religion is superstition. Religion can play its part
>> in the healing process, but it should not be the treatment. You can't pray
>> away depression or wish it away, you need a psychiatrist to walk you. Where
>> possible you need anxiety medication to put you in a position you can look
>> at you life soberly. Sometimes you will need other medication to regulate
>> the chemicals in the brain.
>>
>>
>> Ni hayo kwa sasa
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 at 19:39, Alvin Ochola via skunkworks <
>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Ben watch this :
>>>
>>> https://youtu.be/hMTp6H2wx8w
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 at 18:17, Andrew Nduati via skunkworks <
>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Something people need!
>>>>
>>>> I hope you have trained & qualified professionals to deal with mental
>>>> illness...
>>>>
>>>> Anything that sits between life & death or disability requires such...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 2:51 PM Ben M via skunkworks <
>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> What do you mean Alvin?
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, 29 Aug 2018 at 11:27, Alvin Ochola via skunkworks <
>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Paul these are spiritual matters.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Great initiative though ....
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Alvin
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, 29 Aug 2018 at 11:14, Jimmy Thuo via skunkworks <
>>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Great initiative 👍🏾
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 29 Aug 2018, at 10:57, Paul Njoroge via skunkworks <
>>>>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Bonga is an initiative aimed at getting people to open up about
>>>>>>> their mental well-being. This is a safe space where you can share your
>>>>>>> feelings anonymously without fear of judgement and empathize with others
>>>>>>> going through mental conditions like depression, anxiety disorder and
>>>>>>> bipolar disorder.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://www.bonga.or.ke
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Its all in the </head>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>>>> Paul Njoroge.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> <https://twitter.com/#%21/p_njoroge>
>>>>>>> *Skype: njorogepaul*
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