Sangu Delle: There's no shame in taking care of your mental health
Sangu Delle: Não tenha vergonha de cuidar da sua saúde mental
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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que comi "jollof" nigeriano.
of personal turmoil.
eu não conseguia trabalhar.
with a mental health professional
com um profissional de saúde mental
shook my head in protest.
sacudi a cabeça em protesto.
the idea of speaking to anyone
a ideia de falar com qualquer pessoa
by the rigid architecture
pela arquitetura rígida
o termo "saúde mental",
fresh off the boat from Ghana,
recém-chegado de Gana,
the brutal experience
pela experiência brutal
in the same month.
em um único mês.
through -- God bless her soul --
com o que eu tinha passado,
nor express our emotions.
nem expressamos nossas emoções.
about "Oyibo" people -- white people --
sobre os "oyibo", pessoas brancas,
e outras "coisas estranhas".
what came to mind was a madman
falavam em "doente mental",
vai acabar como ele."
you end up like him."
para o hospital mais próximo
to the nearest hospital
will be driving out demons
irá expulsar seus demônios
a conseguir lidar
normais da vida;
a contribution to your community.
psychological and social well-being.
emocional, psicológico e social.
of all mental illness cases
de doença mental
dos governos africanos
of their health care budget
de psiquiatras na África.
of psychiatrists in Africa.
is estimated to have 200 --
estima-se haver 200 psiquiatras,
200 milhões de habitantes.
lack access to treatment.
acesso a tratamento.
to mental health with distance,
à saúde mental com distância,
of mental illness?"
"Qual a causa da doença mental?",
cited drug misuse;
citaram o uso indevido de drogas;
and the will of God --
causes of mental illness,
conhecidas da doença mental,
and demonizing of sufferers.
e demonização dos portadores.
has documented some of these abuses ...
documentou alguns desses abusos...
in the middle of the night.
no meio da noite.
charming, hip young man --
we'd grown up with recoil.
com os quais crescemos, se afastarem.
about his condition --
e humilhantes sobre sua condição,
about someone with cancer
sobre alguém com câncer
quando se trata de doença mental,
as his community isolated him,
a comunidade dele o isolou,
about mental health.
um apaixonado por saúde mental.
special interest alumni group
em saúde mental com ex-alunos
tutor in graduate school,
with their mental health challenges.
com seus desafios de saúde mental.
and with their stories in tow,
e sabendo das histórias deles,
when I faced my own anxiety,
quando enfrentei minha própria ansiedade,
de sermos o homem louco.
do not detract from our virility,
que nossas batalhas mentais
as important as physical health.
é tão importante quanto a saúde física.
associated with mental illness.
associado à doença mental.
em que ouvir o termo "doente mental",
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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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