DMI, Ticia Eye Counseling Center in Lilongwe

Singini said the organization is striving to deal with mental disorders by training more counsellors Singini said the organization is striving to deal with mental disorders by training more counsellors - pic by Mathias Mkupasha

DMI St Johns the Baptist University and TICIA Counselling Centre have unveiled plans to construct a counselling centre in Lilongwe amid increasing reports of mental health cases in the country.

The University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Golden Msilimba believes the facility will increase access to people to get counselling services.

"The service must be brought closer to people. That it is why DMI and Ticia intend to open counseling center in Lilongwe," Msilimba said.

Speaking on Friday during the graduation of 107 students that graduated in HIV Testing and Psychotherapy in Blantyre, TICIA Counselling Centre Limited Managing Director, Patricia Singini, said the organization is striving to deal with mental disorders by training more counsellors.

"People are uplifted when they talk to someone. We are thinking in collaboration with government so that people passing through difficult situations should afford our counseling services through subsidiaries," she said.

She believes this will assist the country to attain sustainable development goal number three of good health and wellbeing of people.

Students’ representative Richard Mughogho is hopeful that the graduates will make a positive contribution.

"Most of people are suffering psychologically and we will bring solution," Mughogho said.

(By Mathias Mkupasha)

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