Help Youth Recover From Mental health and COVID

Help Youth Recover From Mental health and COVID
Help Youth Recover From Mental health and COVID
Help Youth Recover From Mental health and COVID
Help Youth Recover From Mental health and COVID

Project Report | Jan 13, 2023
Offering Social Support

By Mbarara Rise |

Dear donors

Here is a story of Gerald, explains how asking for help inspired him to be more open about mental wellbeing as part of our series aiming to reduce societal stigma around mental health

My experience with depression has made me an optimist.

It sounds like a complete contradiction but what I really mean is that my experience of mental ill health gives me hope that Ugandan society is becoming more open about talking about and taking action on mental health.
I hope that, by sharing my own story, I can contribute in a small way toward this change.

As in many societies, there’s still a great deal of stigma attached to mental health in Uganda. I believe this is often rooted in a lack of awareness and understanding of mental illness. In my personal experience, I often see those around me looking to their faith to overcome mental health challenges. While this can provide comfort and strength, there’s also a risk that those with clinical mental health conditions may not always get the empathy and professional treatment they need.

Today, I’m able to recognize the triggers that can lead me into depression and I’m a lot more open about talking about how I feel with my friends and family, and this helps relieve the pressure. 


Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information


Location: MBARARA - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MTRF2016
Project Leader:
Arinitwe Mackline
MBARARA , Uganda
$457 raised of $10,000 goal
13 donations
$9,543 to go
Donate Now

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.