21 episodes

One of the major barriers to men addressing and tackling the challenges they face is the fact that discussion of mental health is largely taboo for Tanzanian men. They’re not expected (and therefore may feel they’re not allowed) to open up and talk about their struggles with life.
Every two weeks (Biweekly), on Fridays Michael Baruti presents an episode that will discuss the challenges that men go through and offer a detailed insight on mental health for men.
If you’re interested in Mental Health and are interested in unpacking and unlearning mental health for men in Tanzania, this podcast is

Men The Podcast Michael Baruti

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6 • 88 Ratings

One of the major barriers to men addressing and tackling the challenges they face is the fact that discussion of mental health is largely taboo for Tanzanian men. They’re not expected (and therefore may feel they’re not allowed) to open up and talk about their struggles with life.
Every two weeks (Biweekly), on Fridays Michael Baruti presents an episode that will discuss the challenges that men go through and offer a detailed insight on mental health for men.
If you’re interested in Mental Health and are interested in unpacking and unlearning mental health for men in Tanzania, this podcast is

    Ep - 21 / Self Care/ The Value of Protecting Your Energy

    Ep - 21 / Self Care/ The Value of Protecting Your Energy

    Hakuna mtu aliyeletwa duniani akiwa anajua kila kitu, hakuna mtu ambae ni mkamilifu wa kila kitu na hakuna mtu ambae hastahili kukua na kubadilika (Evolve and Grow)

    Lakini kukua na kubadilika kwa mwanaume yeyote au mtu yeyote kunaanza pale anapojitambua na kuanza kujipenda na kujijali zaidi yeye hususani kwenye swala la afya ya akili, mwili na roho.

    Mara nyingi sana jamii yetu haimpi mwanaume nafasi ya kubadilika na nafasi ya kujifunza kutokana na makosa ya nyuma au nafasi ya kubadilika na kua bora zaidi ya alivyokua jana.

    Na hii ndio sababu tunataka kuzungumzia umuhimu wa “self-care” kwa mwanaume. Kwanini mwanaume ajijali zaidi yeye? Kwanini ajali ustawi wake wa afya ya akili, mwili na roho? Hii ina maana gani kwake? Inaweza kumfanya kua bora leo zaidi ya alivyokua jana?

    Ungana na Michael Baruti na Nadia walipoketi na kuzungumza kuhusu umuhimu wa “self-care” kwa mwanaume pamoja na Daniel Kijo

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 20 - Ujasiriliamali & Mental Health

    Ep 20 - Ujasiriliamali & Mental Health

    ARE YOU MENTALLY STRONG TO BE AN ENTERPRENEUR?

    Kwa namna moja au nyingine, watu wengi tunawatazama wafanyabiashara na wajasiriamali kama watu ambao wamefanikiwa na wanaishi kwa kupigania ndoto zao. Watu tulio wengi tunatamani kuishi na kufanya kama wanavyofanya wao, na wengine wanafanya ionekana kua ni rahisi kua mjasiriamali na mfanyabiashara nchini Tanzania, si ndio?

    Well, ukiachana na maisha tunayoyaona kwa juu, unajua gharama za kua mjasiria mali nchini Tanzania kwa upande wa afya ya akili? Unaweza vipi kuzuia msukumo wa jamii, mtazamo wa familia huku ukipambana na urasimu wa mfumo wa kua mjasiriamali nchini Tanzania.

    ARE YOU MENTALLY STRONG TO BE AN ENTERPRENEUR?

    Michael na Nadia wanafanya mazungumzo na Jumanne Mtambalike CEO wa Sahara Ventures pamoja na Zahoro Muhaji, CEO wa Tanzania Startup Association kuhusu ujasiriamali and Mental Health in Tanzania

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Ep 19 - Growing up without my Mother

    Ep 19 - Growing up without my Mother

    Mama, nani kama mama? Hakuna kama mama.

    Kwa wanaume wengi, mama ndio maana halisi ya upendo. Ukiwa mtoto, mama ni mlinzi, mama ni mtetezi, mama ni muuguzi, mama ni mwalimu, mama ni kila kitu. Na ndio maana wataalam wa masuala ya akili na saikolojia wengi hua wanasema kua mara nyingi sana, mtu wa kwanza kupendwa na mtoto wa kiume anakua ni mama.

    Frank, ameishi kama “mtoto wa mama” kwa miaka 14, na ghafla Mungu akaamua kumchukua mama yake. Frank aliachwa na wadogo zake wawili pamoja na baba ambae aliona kua katika umri wa miaka 14, Frank ni mkubwa wa kutosha, na ana uwezo wa kuwaangalia wadogo zake vizuri huku pia akijiangalia na yeye mwenyewe. Je, baba alikua sahihi? Ni kweli Frank alikua tayari kwa majukumu hayo? Kuondoka kwa mama kumemfanya Frank awe na mtazamo gani kuhusu maisha, mahusiano na namna ya kuishi na watu kwenye jamii?

    Kwa mara nyingine tena, Michael Baruti na Nadia wanaketi na Frank kujaribu kuangalia maisha yake yalikuaje mama alivyofariki, na namna gani ameweza kukua bila mama huku wakiangalia athari yake inakuaje kwa wanaume wanaokua wakubwa bila kupata muongozo na mapenzi ya mama

    • 1 hr
    Ep 18 - Suicidal Thoughts

    Ep 18 - Suicidal Thoughts

    Kweli Maisha si lele mama, kweli Maisha yana changamoto zake nyimgi tu, na nin kweli kua muda mwingine hua tunazidiwa na ugumu wa Maisha mpaka kutamani tuondoke duniani. Umeshahwahi kufikiria kujitoa uhai wako? Nini kilikusukuma kufanya hivyo? Nini ulifanya ili kuondokana na mawazo hayo? Ulipata msaada wowote mahali popote? Vipi jamii inayotuzunguka?

    Maswali ni mengi kuliko majibu, na inawezekana baadhi ya maswali yasitoe majibu sasa labda tutakuja kupata majibu yake siku za mbele, ila leo hii Michael Baruti na Nadia wameketi na Khalifa, ambae anazungumzia jinsi alivyowaza kujitoa uhai wake na kutaka kufupisha Maisha yake. Je, jamii ya Tanzania iko tayari kuzungumza kuhusu afya ya akili na mawazo ya kutaka kujiua?

    • 52 min
    Ep 17 - Unpacking Abuse

    Ep 17 - Unpacking Abuse

    Why do men get abusive? Can men be abused too? What do you do when you’re abused? How do you spot an abuser? Can a person be cured from being abusive? A lot of questions on this episode as Michael and Nadia try to unpack abuse with the help of Isaac Lema from the department of Psychiatry and Mental Health in Muhimbili

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 16 - Growing up without my Father

    Ep 16 - Growing up without my Father

    our first heroes. But what happens when you realize they are only humans? They have their flaws or sometimes they can not be all we want them to be in our lives? In this episode Michael and Nadia have a talk with Ricky Boshe about him growing up without his father and how that has impacted his life as a man right now

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Nasekile ,

Love the podcast

It’s definitely thought provoking, natamani watu wengi wangeweza kusikiliza. Am suggesting you should talk about Men & Moms😜. It’s definitely a thing that needs to be addressed

KiBA🏠 ,

Vague ending of the shows

The show is somewhat good but i find the discussions lacking definitive conclusive remarks. Like the podcast on what makes a man or the one about porn addiction ; they ended very vaguely. I think there’s a room for improvement on how the discussion ends.
Regards,
Listener

Lusubilo ,

Thanks bro

This is big man💯

Msalimie nadya

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