A West African shaman’s view of mental illness

Malidoma Patrice Somé is a West African shaman, who was born into a Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso in 1956, where he was trained as a shaman at a very early age. Here he is interviewed by Stephanie Marohn about how differently the shaman views mental illness to the Western medical model. by Stephanie Marohn…

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Holistic help for stress-related mental illness in women

A news story released on International Women’s Day tells us that women are four times more likely than men to suffer from stress-related mental health disorders and could wait for more than 10 years before getting a diagnosis. Apparently anxiety disorders are the commonest mental health problems and people are worrying themselves sick and becoming…

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