Sangu Delle: There's no shame in taking care of your mental health
Sangu Delle: Cuidar la teva salut mental no és motiu de vergonya
Sangu Delle is an entrepreneur and clean water activist. A TED Fellow who hails from Ghana, he sees incredible potential in the African economy. Full bio
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el plat nigerià "jollof".
of personal turmoil.
with a mental health professional
amb un professional de la salut mental
shook my head in protest.
en senyal de protesta.
profund de vergonya.
the idea of speaking to anyone
de parlar amb algú
by the rigid architecture
la rígida arquitectura
fresh off the boat from Ghana,
que acabava d'arribar de Ghana,
the brutal experience
in the same month.
al mateix mes.
through -- God bless her soul --
i que Déu la beneeixi,
a "Things Fall Apart",
nor express our emotions.
ni expresem les nostres emocions.
about "Oyibo" people -- white people --
de la gent "Oyibo" (gent blanca)
what came to mind was a madman
el que em ve a la ment és un boig
you end up like him."
to the nearest hospital
a l'hospital més proper
will be driving out demons
productiva i fructífera;
a contribution to your community.
a la teva comunitat.
psychological and social well-being.
emocional, psicològic i social.
of all mental illness cases
de malalties mentals
of their health care budget
del pressuport d'atenció mèdica
of psychiatrists in Africa.
de psiquiatres a l'Àfrica.
is estimated to have 200 --
lack access to treatment.
to mental health with distance,
a la salut mental amb distància,
of mental illness?"
de la malalties mentals?"
cited drug misuse;
l'ús inadecuat de les drogues;
and the will of God --
la ira divina i la voluntat de Déu
causes of mental illness,
causes conegudes de la malaltia mental,
les malalties mentals
and demonizing of sufferers.
la demonització dels qui les pateixen.
has documented some of these abuses ...
ha documentat alguns d'aquests abusos...
in the middle of the night.
en meitat de la nit.
charming, hip young man --
encantador i sempre a la última -
we'd grown up with recoil.
de la infància el miraven amb fàstic.
about his condition --
sobre la seva malaltia,
about someone with cancer
d'algú amb càncer
de malalties mentals,
as his community isolated him,
quan la seva comunitat el va marginar
about mental health.
apassionat de la salut mental.
vaig ajudar a fundar
special interest alumni group
tutor in graduate school,
tutor resident a l'escola de postgrau
with their mental health challenges.
amb els seus reptes de salut mental.
and with their stories in tow,
i portant les seves històries amb mi,
when I faced my own anxiety,
quan m'enfrontava a la meva ansietat;
de ser "l'home boig".
do not detract from our virility,
no treuen valor a la nostra virilitat,
as important as physical health.
tan important com la salut física.
associated with mental illness.
associat a les malalties mentals.
que escolteu "mental",
ABOUT THE SPEAKERSangu Delle - Entrepreneur
Sangu Delle is an entrepreneur and clean water activist. A TED Fellow who hails from Ghana, he sees incredible potential in the African economy.
Why you should listen
Born in Ghana, Sangu Delle's childhood home was a refuge for victims of torture and violence from neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Delle graduated from Harvard College with highest honors in African Studies and Economics. He was awarded the Soros Fellowship and pursued a Juris Doctor of Law and MBA at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.
At Harvard, enrolling in the Social Engagement Initiative program that bridged the academic study and practical service gap, Delle co-founded cleanacwa (formerly the African Development Initiative) in 2007, which today is currently working to bring clean water and sanitation to over 200,000 people in 160 villages in the Ayensuano, Suhum and Nandom districts in Ghana. Delle is also passionate about mental health and wellness, and was a founding member of Harvard University’s Mental Health Alumni Special Interest Group.
Delle has previously worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Valiant Capital Partners. Convinced that the real needs of communities can best be met through entrepreneurship, in 2008 he founded an investment holding company, Golden Palm Investments(GPI) to fund promising start-ups that can have social impact and generate jobs. GPI has backed technology startups such as Andela, Flutterwave and mPharma. GPI has also built a portfolio of greenfield companies in healthcare, agriculture and financial services. Delle serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GPI.
Delle has received several international accolades including being named a 2016 finalist for “Young CEO of the Year” by the Africa CEO Forum, Africa’s “Young Person of the Year” in 2014 by the Future Africa Awards, selected as a 2014 TEDGlobal Fellow, Forbes’ top 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa and Euromoney’s “Africa’s Rising Stars” award. Institut Choiseul and Forbes Afrique named Delle as one of the top “100 Economic Leaders in Africa” in 2015. Mic named Delle as one of 9 entrepreneurs in the millennial generation making a difference.
Delle is a Trustee of the Peddie School in NJ and serves on the Advisory Board and chairs the Leadership Council of Harvard University’s Center for African Studies. He also serves on the inaugural West Africa Advisory Group of the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.
Delle loves the outdoors and trekked Mount Everest in 2013 and summited Kilimanjaro during the summer of 2015.
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