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01 Oct 2019

LouchatSmile, a Suicide Prevention Awareness Campaign, has been launched by LouChat with regards to the October 10th World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organization affirms that every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide. This can be linked to the effects of depression, which is very much common among Cameroonian youths. The “LouchatSmile” campaign seeks to present a more lighth...

01 Oct 2019

Depression related suicides have become more common in recent times, with more youths resorting to ending their lives in an effort to escape from the claws of depression. An issue that was once believed to affect people from developed communities, poorer societies in Africa and Cameroon in particular are witnessing the sad phenomenon of depression. What hope then, for suicide prevention?...

27 May 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="832" img_size="300x300" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]Fighting against depression has taken a new turn at LouChat, as we join the movement for to save lives via blood donations. HERO Cameroon, is a non-governmental, non-for-profit organisation which aims at improving health awareness in Cameroon through health education a...

18 May 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="660" img_size="300x300" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“Overcoming Depression” is an audio-book project by LouChat, aimed at providing a Cameroonian understanding of depression. Written and narrated by Ngwane Hansel, this audio-book consists of 8 different chapters. Chapter 1 of this audio-book, “Underst...

13 Apr 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="766" img_size="300x300" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Chapter 7 (Happy Online, Sad Offline) of the LouChat audio book "Overcoming Depression” has been released for free download. This chapter focuses on why we pretend to be happy on Social Media, and also reveals how we deceive others about the realities of o...

15 Mar 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="660" img_size="300x300" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] “Overcoming Depression” is an audio-book project by LouChat, aimed at providing a Cameroonian understanding of depression. Written and narrated by Ngwane Hansel, this audio-book consists of 8 different chapters. Chapter 1 of this audio-book, “Un...

13 Feb 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We always hear stories of people who have literally gone insane due to depression. We see people who are gradually losing it, due to depression. However, if one goes through some social media platforms, one will have the impression that NO ONE suffers from depression. I mean NO ONE! Instead, you will find posts that suggest they are in an apparent...

10 Feb 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Depression (clinical depression) refers to a serious medical mood disorder (illness) which negatively affects how you feel, think, act and handle daily activities including sleeping, eating, or working. Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness, loss of interest in the things or activities you once enjoyed the most. It also leads to emotiona...

01 Feb 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Depression is a global issue that affects the mental health of almost 300 million people worldwide. In Cameroon, most youths are depressed, with a range of reasons to account for their deteriorating mental state. However, Cameroonians who suffer from depression prefer to suffer in silence, until they get a wakeup call. One of such people is Camero...

31 Jan 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Smiling through tears – Depression in Cameroon. Depression in Cameroon is gradually becoming a call for concern, mainly because more people are beginning to understand its effects. Ten years ago, if you had spoken about being depressed, your friends would have simply laughed and thought you were just stressed. 10 years ago, social media was still ...