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#mentalhealthawareness #mentalillnessawareness #breakthestigma #Mentalhealthmatters #morethanadiagnosis. As a build up to World Mental Health day 2020 on the 10th of October, our Founder is launching an Awareness and Anti-stigma campaign for mental illness’.
In her words: “I just want to reiterate that although I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2014, I am not a post traumatic disordered lady. #IamMAG and #MAGinspires #MAGmotivates #MAGencourages #MAGtakesthelead #livelovelaughlearn ”
As a build up to World Mental Health day 2020 on the 10th of October, Our founder just wants to reiterate that although she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2014, she is not a post traumatic disordered lady.
She has this to say about herself #IamMAG and #MAGinspires #MAGmotivates #MAGencourages #MAGtakesthelead #livelovelaughlearn
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Covid 19 has put us in a state of fear and restless consciousness about our physical health (which is a good thing); but what about our mental health and mind? Watch this video from our research and budget assistant to get tips on how to fight stress and empower ourselves during this Covid 19 pandemic period.
Our Founder honoured an invitation by the Voice of Hope Media on the ocassion of World suicide prevention Day. she also joined in her capacity as a Psychotherapist; Executive Representative for the African Region for Global Mental Health Peer Network, and country executive- Cameroon.
It is in our founders habits to keep advocating for the community’s mental health especially during this pandemic period, through different events she speaks on. Three of such events she’s recently been on include:
1) The CASEC information virtual exchange show series aptly dubbed “When pandemics collide” with focus on the topic ” Covid 19 and Domestic Violence”. She focused on sharing the situation in Cameroon as well the mental health effects the double pandemics (of Covid-19 and its tough lockdown measures, and domestic violence) are having on all the stakeholders involved.
In a nutshell her reflections were around the following questions:
The Impact of gender based violence (GBV) on mental health; a) What is gender based violence and how is it exacerbated during this pandemic? b) What in brief is mental health and mental health disorders? c) How does GBV affect our mental health? d) What is the effect of our mental health on GBV? e) What can be done? f) What are the resources available in Cameroon? g) What needs to be done?
2) The “Women Speaking Experience” program is another twin event she facilitated sessions on to talk Women, self confidence and their mental health. The events took place in Yaounde on the 22nd of July and in Douala on the 29th of July. Her focus points were the following: a) what was self confidence? b) why do we need self confidence? c) what were the manifestations of lack of self-confidence? d) what were the inhibitions to self-confidence? e) how to build self-confidence? and f) the effect of all that on our mental health
3) The 3rd big event she virtually spoke on was one organized by the Gweth Foundation of Kenya under the theme “Mental State Effect of Menstrual Health”. This was held on the 28th August 2020, and the focus was on discussing different issues around menstruation; challenges faced by girls especially in low and middle income countries, stigma around menstruation and the different support tools available or needed to help the girl child to manage their mental health, during her menstrual cycle. Some key points like how poor menstrual hygiene can affect one’s mental health and how lack of hygiene items can affect youths in the various communities and many other pertinent topics where captured.