[Skunkworks] [OT] About Mental Wellness

Alvin Ochola ajochola at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 18:10:02 EAT 2018


You are as good as the "light" in you Ben, Knowledge!

Check your inbox sir.

Regards,

On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 at 18:05, Ben M <leobenkim at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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