Mental Health and Covid-19: the Right to Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

4 Pages Posted: 13 May 2020

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Kenneth Njiri

Moi University, School of Law

Date Written: May 12, 2020

Abstract

The covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people in the world. Kenya has not been left alone. As a result, jobs have been lost. Families are apart. There is panic and worry in the world. As a result, the mental health of persons is at risk. In my paper, I argue that there is need for the government of Kenya to safeguard the mental health of its citizens. Further, a multi-sectoral approach should be adopted in ensuring the mental wellness of the people.

Keywords: World Health Organization, constitution, Kenya, mental health, covid-19, progressive realization, multi-sectoral, primary mental health care,community mental health care

Suggested Citation

Njiri, Kenneth, Mental Health and Covid-19: the Right to Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic (May 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3598916 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3598916

Kenneth Njiri (Contact Author)

Moi University, School of Law ( email )

Eldoret, 30100
Kenya

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