Sangu Delle: There's no shame in taking care of your mental health
Sangu Delle: Nu este nicio ruşine în a avea grijă de sănătatea ta mentală
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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of personal turmoil.
să stau în pat şi să plâng.
with a mental health professional
să vorbesc cu un specialist
shook my head in protest.
din cap în semn de protest.
the idea of speaking to anyone
de a vorbi cu cineva
by the rigid architecture
de „sănătate mentală",
fresh off the boat from Ghana,
the brutal experience
in the same month.
într-o singură lună.
through -- God bless her soul --
- Dumnezeu să o binecuvânteze -
nor express our emotions.
nici nu exprimăm emoţiile.
about "Oyibo" people -- white people --
- oamenii albi -
what came to mind was a madman
noi ne gândeam la cineva dus cu pluta,
şi împletit în codițe rasta,
cu privire la el.
you end up like him."
ajungi ca el."
to the nearest hospital
la cel mai apropiat spital
că ai depresie,
will be driving out demons
să îndepărteze demonii
a contribution to your community.
psychological and social well-being.
emoţională, psihologică şi socială.
of all mental illness cases
de sănătate mentală
of their health care budget
of psychiatrists in Africa.
de medici psihiatrii.
is estimated to have 200 --
la o populaţie de 200 de milioane.
lack access to treatment.
to mental health with distance,
la problemele mentale cu distanţare,
of mental illness?"
„Care este cauza bolilor mentale?",
cited drug misuse;
au menţionat utilizarea drogurilor,
and the will of God --
divină și voia lui Dumnezeu.
causes of mental illness,
cunoscute ale bolilor psihice,
and demonizing of sufferers.
demonizarea celor care suferă.
has documented some of these abuses ...
o parte dintre aceste abuzuri...
la miezul nopții.
in the middle of the night.
charming, hip young man --
inteligent şi filosofic -
we'd grown up with recoil.
cu care am crescut.
about his condition --
despre starea lui,
about someone with cancer
despre cineva cu cancer
despre boala psihică
as his community isolated him,
pe măsură ce comunitatea sa îl izola,
niciodată nu a oscilat.
about mental health.
de sănătatea mentală.
special interest alumni group
interesați de sănătate mentală
tutor in graduate school,
with their mental health challenges.
lor de ordin psihologic.
and with their stories in tow,
şi poveştile lor la îndemână,
when I faced my own anxiety,
când mi-am înfruntat anxietatea,
de a fi omul nebun.
do not detract from our virility,
psihologice nu ne scad virilitatea,
nu ne alterează puterea.
as important as physical health.
la fel de importantă precum cea fizică.
associated with mental illness.
asociat bolilor psihice.
la cel ce a luat-o razna.
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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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