‘Siko Solo‘ is a Swahili-slang statement used in my country (Kenya) to mean
‘I’m not alone‘.
This phrase is often used as a pick-me-up at times when one thinks he/she is facing a challenge/consequence alone only to find out that someone else is feeling/going through it too. In Africa, we still continue to view depression as a ‘rich people problem’ without realizing that it has very little to do with social class. It can affect ANYONE. So many people are too stigmatized to even seek help, and the few who have the courage to seek treatment, probably cannot afford proper therapy or medication. This site is a judgment-free zone that African Youth can engage, debate, encourage and challenge each other on all matters mental health.
In short, if you’re struggling – You Are Not Alone.