How the Ghanaian Culture Impacts Mental Health
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About the Event
What? This webinar describes how the Ghanaian culture encourages mental health. Through social, economic, and religious beliefs that are so heavily embedded in the Ghanaian community. The webinar will look into detail on how individuals in Ghana can overcome these cultural barriers and help remove mental health stigma and discrimination. Furthermore, the webinar will engage the audience through interactive case studies/ scenarios touching up on topics such as domestic violence, financial struggles and the role men/women are taught to play within African marriages. Purpose The purpose of this webinar is to educate fellow Ghanaians on mental health generically and to discuss physical & psychological symptoms of depression. The aim for this webinar is to normalise mental health and to help the Ghana community learn strategies and tools on different communication styles when dealing with someone that is experiencing poor mental health. Through this webinar we can help unite Africa within our local communities and learn ways to make the mental health community feel a part of our Ghana again.
Target The target is to reach out to all Ghanaians but most important targeting places of worship within Ghana as these communities are most prevalent in mental health due to religious pressures. The webinar seeks to target the younger generation of Ghanaians because suicidal rates are higher in ages between 18-40, which is due to a lack of support they receive from their families and society at large.
Outcome Attendees of the webinar will be tooled and equipped with useful knowledge that can be implemented immediately in their day to day lives. Word of mouth is the best way of changing or impacting other people’s lives. Therefore, the more individuals that we educate within this webinar, the better chance Ghana has on succeeding normalisation of mental health and removing the stigma from the Ghana culture.
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