It is difficult to point out one particular factor that causes depression. Let’s look at some of the factors that contribute to depression. Most of these factors are still being studied, so as time goes by our knowledge on the causes of depression keeps improving.


As I stated in one of my previous articles , there are about 290 mental health disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM V)of mental disorders . It is therefore not possible to handle all of these disorders in one article. Today we are just going to look at the most common mental health illness in our country and worlwide.

Did you know?

  • In Africa mental health issues are attributed to either witchcraft or spiritual problems
  • Depression is the second leading cause of death among the youths in our country
  • Depression is the second leading cause of disability worldwide. Last year’s IDPWP theme was ‘’Not all disabilities are visible’’ Depression is one of those invisible and easily dismissed illnesses that can lead to disability.
  • In a WHO report in 2017, Kenya ranked 6th in Africa with at least 1.9 million people suffering from depression…

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