Stats on mental health worrying

Saturday October 31, 2009

This years’ World Mental Health day was celebrated amidst worrying statistics that one in four persons suffer a mental, neurological or substance use disorder and 40% of those who visit health centres will be misdiagnosed. Speaking during the celebrations in Kangema district, medical services minister Anyang’ Nyong’o called for the training of more professionals in the field of mental health as well as provision of medication at the grassroots.