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04 Apr 2024
The Pop Psychology Dilemma
The Pop Psychology Dilemma – By Lambert Oigara, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

In 1969, former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), George A. Miller, envisioned making psychology accessible to the general public, urging his peers to ‘give away Psychology.’ During an era dominated by Freudian psychoanalysis, Piaget’s cognitive theory, and Watson’s behavioural theories, psychology gained traction in the Western world following the aftermath of World War...

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01 Feb 2024
Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself with Kindness - CBT Kenya
Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself with Kindness – CBT Kenya

Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself with Kindness – CBT Kenya What is Self-Compassion? At its core, self-compassion is about treating oneself with the same level of kindness and understanding that we would offer to a good friend. It’s recognizing that perfection is unattainable and that making mistakes is part of being human. Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading...

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08 Jan 2024
Embracing January as Mental Wellness Month - CBT Kenya
Embracing January as Mental Wellness Month – CBT Kenya

Embracing January as Mental Wellness Month – CBT Kenya As we usher in the new year, January takes on a special significance beyond resolutions and fresh starts—it marks Mental Wellness Month. In a world that constantly demands our attention and resilience, prioritizing mental well-being is crucial. This month serves as a poignant reminder to reflect...

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11 Oct 2023
Perfectionism and Burnout: The Struggle for Balance - CBT Kenya
Perfectionism and Burnout: The Struggle for Balance – CBT Kenya

Perfectionism and Burnout: The Struggle for Balance – CBT Kenya In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, the pursuit of excellence has become a hallmark of success. However, this relentless pursuit of perfection often comes at a significant cost – burnout. Perfectionism, characterized by the unrelenting pursuit of high standards and fear of failure, can drive...

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19 Sep 2023
Cost of living and mental health - CBT Kenya
Cost of living and mental health – CBT Kenya

Cost of living and mental health – CBT Kenya Our basic human needs of staying warm, safe and having enough to eat are being challenged. The cost of living is a pressing issue that affects individuals and families worldwide. It encompasses the expenses necessary to maintain a basic standard of living, including housing, food, transportation,...

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07 Sep 2023
History of National Suicide Prevention Month - CBT Kenya
History of National Suicide Prevention Month – CBT Kenya

History of National Suicide Prevention Month – CBT Kenya “I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don’t understand, when actually these issues are treatable.” – Judy Collins. All of...

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03 Jul 2023
Men's mental health awareness - CBT Kenya
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – CBT Kenya

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – CBT Kenya July marks the observance of National Minority Mental Health Month, a nationwide initiative established by Mental Health America. This important awareness campaign aims to shed light on the diverse range of mental health experiences within Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The month also...

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11 May 2023
SCHOOLS: Biggest Providers of Mental Health Services in Kenya
SCHOOLS: Biggest Providers of Mental Health Services in Kenya

SCHOOLS: Biggest Providers of Mental Health Services in Kenya Article by Letoo James On 1st June 2019, Kenya declared the state of her mental health a national disaster. Using the Madaraka Day platform, President Kenyatta singled out depression as the most common mental disorder devastating young people’s lives. He then directed employers and schools at...

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14 Feb 2023
Valentines and Mental Health - CBT Kenya
Valentine’s Day and Mental Health – CBT Kenya

Valentine’s Day and Mental Health – CBT Kenya Valentine’s Day is often associated with love, romance, and celebration of relationships. However, for many people, it can also bring feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anxiety. In this article, we’ll explore how Valentine’s Day can impact mental health and provide tips for taking care of yourself on...

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12 Sep 2022
Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide - CBT Kenya
Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide – CBT Kenya

Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide – CBT Kenya Those who experience suicidal thoughts often feel isolated and unable to share their burden with anyone else. This is also true for people who are concerned about a loved one, or those who have lost someone to suicide. Breaking that silence is an important part of suicide...

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