Schizophrenia Survivor Speaks Out…25 Years No Relapse

SURVIVING mental disorder, more so avoiding sliding back into a schizophrenic relapse is almost impossible.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Schizophrenia affects more than 23 million people worldwide. It is more common among males (12 million), than females (9 million) and starts earlier among men. By Kudakwashe Pembere People with schizophrenia are 2-3 times more likely to die early than the general population. This is often due to physical illnesses, such as cardiovascular, metabolic and infectious diseases (WHO). For 40 year old Tobias  Mudavanhu (name supplied) a Schizophrenia…

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Gender Violence Survivors Find Hope In Safe Shelter

THE road leading to Hauna, a fruits and horticulture farming community in Honde Valley in the Eastern Highlands, is one long, winding and treacherous one.   By Michael Gwarisa recently in Hauna Honde Valley Through the mountainous and rugged terrain, the dark tarred road wriggles its way through the countryside from Nyanga, passing through some sloppy curves and escarpments. Owing to the high altitude, the sense of hearing somehow fades midway through the mountains while the light rain showers randomly spit from all directions. In the Banana, Sugarcane and fruit…

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