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Octopizzo – The more we talk openly about suicide, the better equipped we will be

Kenyan hip hop artiste, Octopizzo reveals his intentions to help the youth deal with mental health. This comes after the Kibera-bred artiste faced accusations of murdering a former Strathmore University student, Kenneth Abom in his apartment. He however, over and over again dismissed the allegations, coming out to clear his name and forewarn anyone trying to tarnish his legacy. View this post on Instagram Eid Mubarak ? #Don ? ? ? A post shared by DON PAPICHULO (@octopizzo) on Jun 5, 2019 at 2:09am PDT This order of events has affected him mentally and emotionally to date trying to find means to curb mental health that leads to fatal suicidal thoughts. The performing artist shares this during last week´s Headspace254 event at the Kenya Cultural Centre. An event targeted to speak out about the rise of suicide among the Kenyan youth. Additionally noting that most individuals bred in informal settlements, turn to music and art to calm their minds. View this post on Instagram Oochie Wally Wally ? #Don ? A post shared by DON PAPICHULO (@octopizzo) on May 22, 2019 at 5:36am PDT Henry Ohanga recalls days when they were told that only rich people faced mental health issues but has come to realize that it does not matter, who or where you come from. Octopizzo kick started his journey early this year as he seeks to discuss and deal with mental health. I have thought about mental health in two critical times, the first time was when I lost my mother at 14 years. I have had to deal with it since then. The other time was when a boy jumped off a house and died. Speaking in reference to the University student´s death, he articulates: If the boy could be here today, he would have been taught a…

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