Today is World Mental Health Day,an event that is observed across the world to raise awareness regarding mental health issues and mobilize efforts to support mental health.
In Makueni County we have one outstanding teacher who is on his recovery journey and deserves to be feted years after he was laid off by TSC over mental challenges. I call upon government to offer medical assistant, maintain salaries and accrue retirement benefits to all civil servants who religuish duty on account of mental impairment.
World mental health day theme for 2019 is suicide prevention and i wanna use my “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it. Suicides associated with depression are worrying with Makueni recording atleast one or two cases a week.
I wish to thank Makueni County Government for estambishment of trauma center within our bounders. It’s my prayer that all mental services shall be offered free.
God bless you.