Sangu Delle: There's no shame in taking care of your mental health
Sangu Delle: Ruh sağlığını korumanın mertliği
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.
bir dönemden geçiyordum.
karşı karşıya geldim,
with a mental health professional
bir ruh sağlığı danışmanı ile
shook my head in protest.
istemediğimi belirterek kafa salladım.
the idea of speaking to anyone
acıyı anlatma fikrini
by the rigid architecture
katı kurallarla oluşturulan
fresh off the boat from Ghana,
öğrencisi olduğum New Jersey'deki
the brutal experience
insanın ölümünün yaşattığı
in the same month.
through -- God bless her soul --
ona şükürler olsun ve ruh sağlığım
nor express our emotions.
sindirebiliyor, ne de ifade edebiliyoruz.
about "Oyibo" people -- white people --
ve ''Oyibolarla'' -beyazlarla-
''tuhaf şeyler'' hakkında gırgır yaptım.
what came to mind was a madman
kullandığında akıllara gelen görüntü;
yarı çıplak bir hâlde
konusunda uyardı bile.
you end up like him."
sonun onunki gibi olur.''
to the nearest hospital
seni en yakın hastaneye
will be driving out demons
şeytan çıkarmalara başlar
a contribution to your community.
işler yapabilme gücünle.
psychological and social well-being.
ve sosyal olarak ayakta oluşunu içeriyor.
of all mental illness cases
bütün ruh hastalıklarının %75'i
of their health care budget
yüzden birinden azını,
of psychiatrists in Africa.
is estimated to have 200 --
200 milyon nüfusluk ülkede,
lack access to treatment.
to mental health with distance,
of mental illness?"
sorusuna cevap aranan bir araştırmada,
cited drug misuse;
%34'ü madde bağımlığı,
and the will of God --
olarak cevap verdi.
causes of mental illness,
ruh hastalık sebeplerini dile getirdi;
and demonizing of sufferers.
ve şeytanlaştırılması ile sonuçlanıyor.
has documented some of these abuses ...
bu sömürgelerin bazılarını belgeledi...
in the middle of the night.
telaş dolu bir arama aldım.
charming, hip young man --
havalı genç arkadaşıma,
we'd grown up with recoil.
geri adım attıklarına şahit oldum.
about his condition --
küçük düşürücü, alçak yorumlar,
about someone with cancer
hiçbir zaman duymayacağımız
as his community isolated him,
about mental health.
derin bir ilgi duymaya başladım.
special interest alumni group
sağlığına özel ilgi duyanlarla birlikte
tutor in graduate school,
yatılı eğitmen görev sürem boyunca,
with their mental health challenges.
başa çıkma konusunda destek verdim.
and with their stories in tow,
bu bilgiyle bile
when I faced my own anxiety,
öylesine içimize işlemiş ki.
do not detract from our virility,
mertliğimizi bozmadığının ve travmanın
farkına varmamız gerekiyor.
as important as physical health.
önemli görmemiz gerekiyor.
çığlık atmaktan vazgeçmeliyiz.
yaşatmaya son vermeliyiz.
associated with mental illness.
damgalamalara son vermenin zamanı geldi.
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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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