Suicide Awareness Month: Where to Find Help in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 10, 2020  

September is Suicide Awareness Month. This month is observed in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicide, with various activities around the world since 2003.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to host World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), An estimated one million people per year die by suicide or about one person in 10,000 (1.4% of all deaths), or “a death every 40 seconds or about 3,000 every day”. The number of people who die by suicide is expected to reach 1.5 million per year by 2020.

If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts, here’s where  you can seek help. Remember, the world needs you.

Where to Get Help

Mental Wellness Kenya

Founded by psychologist Achieng Jahera, Mental Wellness Kenya offers holistic counselling and an array of activities to help persons struggling with mental health issues.


Befrienders Kenya

Befrienders Kenya is a charitable organization focusing on suicide prevention by offering emotional support to those who may be in distress.

  • Suicide hotline +254722178177.
  • Email

Oasis Africa

Dr. Gladys Mwiti and Dr. Gershon Mwiti founded Oasis Africa with a purpose and commitment to bring healing to many hurting communities in Kenya.

Regent Court – Apartment B7, Argwings Kodhek Road
Opposite Nairobi Women’s Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya

+254) 0725 366614
(+254) 0733 366614


Niskize offers a 24-hours call center for emergency telephone counseling at the touch of a dial. They also offer face to face sessions as well as talks and group sessions to special groups such as Teenagers/Adolescents, people living with long term mental-health challenges, persons struggling with trauma, suicidal thoughts as well as substance abuse.

Suicide helpline: 0900 620 800

For appointments: +254718227440




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