Indaba South Africa
Friday April 8, 2016

Indaba South Africa

Indaba is a Zulu word that means gathering for purposeful discussion; a gathering of spirits, a meeting of friends, a sharing of dreams. I was 17 years old when I landed in Johannesburg, South Africa as an American Field Scholar in 1977; I went to Roosevelt High School where we wore grey jumpers for school uniforms and I learned […]

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Kenya’s “Big Five”
Friday April 1, 2016

Kenya’s “Big Five”

Africa’s Big Five typically refers to the great African lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard. I’ve got a different sort of Big Five to share with you from my day of traveling dirt roads in Kenya with colleagues from the Africa Mental Health Foundation. Thanks to the vision of Drs. David Ndetei and Victoria Mutiso, mental […]

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Friday March 25, 2016

Why Five on Friday

In our family, we have a tradition of dinner together at home on Friday evenings. Personally, it gives me a chance to pause and pivot, to reflect and imagine after a busy week. What kind of week has it been? What does the weekend have in store? As Director of the Global Mental Health Program, […]

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