Tackling Mental Health Stigma through the Arts

In North America, teens and young adults are the most at-risk for dealing with mental health issues. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, suicide is the cause of death for 24% of people between the ages of 15 and 24. Stigmas surrounding mental health often stop people from seeking help, but one organization, Art With Impact, is working towards breaking down these barriers.

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Banana Fibre Pads Tackle Menstruation Taboo in East Africa

In Kenya, two Bachelor of Education students from Kabarak University have come up with a simple, locally-developed idea that has the power to change women’s lives. Ivy Etemesi and Paul Ntikoisa created Photo3a sanitary pad made out of fibres from banana trees. The pad is created by isolating the soft inner stems of the banana tree, washing them to remove impurities, and softening them into a fine fibre.

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Dial-A-Condom Service Launched in Kenya

  Sex is a taboo subject in Kenya, causing many people to feel uncomfortable purchasing condoms in public. In order to provide a discreet way for men and women to gain access to protection, Kenyan businesswoman Faith Ndiwa, CEO of La Bonte Ltd, has started a condom delivery service called “Dial-A-CD.” The anonymous delivery service brings discreetly packaged Euphoria condoms via …

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