Tamale, 14 August, 2020 / 8:04 pm (ACI Africa).
A Religious Brother of the St. Augustine Order in Ghana has described statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), which indicate that 650,000 Ghanaians are suffering from severe mental disorders, as alarming, a situation he says needs to be urgently addressed.
In his address during the launch of the Ghana Psychological Association Week celebrations that commenced Monday, August 10 in Accra, Bro. Aaron Prosper Kuubagr, a psychologist and the Northern Regional Representative of the Ghana Psychological Association said that a little over 2 million Ghanaians are also suffering from moderate to mild mental disorders.
He urged Ghanaians “to take steps towards their mental and psychological well-being amid the coronavirus pandemic.”
“As our daily lives are filled with stressors, failure to manage stressors can lead to illness and mental disorders,” the Religious Brother cautioned, underscoring the need to make psychological well-being “a reality for all.”
Bro. Kuubagr went ahead to recommend the undertaking of introspection, learning of coping techniques, and seeking help as ways to ensure mental well-being of people.