Some Mental Health Awareness events our founder has spoken at recently

Our Founder has been pursuing the mental health awareness scope of our organization recently by honouring various invitations to join esteemed panels on various thematic discussions.

-On the 5th of August 2020, our founder honoured an invitation by the Anxiety Support and Awareness Center Trust of South Africa to be a guest therapist on their Mental Wellness WhatsApp Group where they talked about supporting mental wellness and awareness. The focus of discussion was on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

-On the 6th August 2020 she had a talk on mental health to emphasise that awareness and pro activeness are key this was hosted on the Cameroon Career Woman Awards Facebook page.
Link to video on her Youtube channel:
https://youtu.be/WMxvl_C4dPQ

– She was also a guest on the amazing platform (the Woman Experience) by a very dynamic Cameroonian in the diaspora called Goretti. She has over 5k followers and our show was viewed by 3k on Facebook and hundred so far on her YouTube channel.
She reflected on the following and how they affect our mental health
1. Healthy vs unhealthy love ( love languages etc which can lead to domestic abuse)
2. Mental stamina or absence thereof (Communication styles and crisis management styles)
3. Emotional intelligence (Self assessment)
4. Mental illness (mental health ignored, challenges set in, no coping mechanism)
5. Lessons learned; what the law states; what’s next?
a. The felon (he should be used as an example maybe? For some deterring effects)
b. The families (his family and her family…dealing and healing)
c. The Advocacy…against the multiplier/ripple effect
d. Raising our kids rights especially our sons…positive masculinity… And the girls to be more careful.
Link to the video on her Youtube channel:
https://youtu.be/KEm_soyH04k

– Last month, Covid – 19 and Mental Health was the topic of the show our founder was a guest on. The platform is called I am Cameroon. It is an amazing platform liked and followed by 10k people both in Cameroon and the diaspora. You could catch up on that in the video below:
https://youtu.be/M2dDV4DYV4o

She can be contacted at www.marieabanga.com

Do not suffer in silence, we are offering psychotherapeutic support so do not hesitate to reach out to us

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Seizing all opportunities: It’s a global Advocacy for our founder

#mentalhealthmatters leaving no opportunity behind to raise awareness especially in moments like these; our founder honours an invitation by the international MMPF #mentalhealthadvocate #breakthestigma #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #bethehope #thereishope

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Fight against Domestic Abuse: Flee when you see red flags

Fight against Domestic Abuse: Flee when you see red flags

Olamide Omujuwa Alli a 25- year old woman has been murdered by her partner, Chris Ndukwe in Nigeria.

Her friends testified to repeated incidences of abuse from her partner, but she kept getting back with him because of ‘love’.

Chris gruesomely murdered Olamide over a squabble that arose concerning the paternity of their last child. They had been in this cyclical pattern of break up/make up for 7years. Olamide had seen the red flags all through these years but deliberately ignored them to her fatal demise.

In preparation for their upcoming wedding in August, a source said he called a Master of Ceremony (MC) to notify him that he would handle the event. It was that same evening the murder took place.

He had premeditated his murder act, created a convenient environment by playing very loud music so that no one will hear or suspect anything of that sort was taking place. He first tied her up, used a plier to cut her dread, stabbed her on the head and on her eyes 11 times. After committing such an evil act, he killed himself too. Just in the twinkle of an eye, their innocent children have become orphans.

Olamide even founded an organization that enlightened young girls about abusive relationships based on her personal experience. Unfortunately, this was not enough to make her flee for her life. She probably thought her partner will change but unfortunately that was never the case.

No woman should remain in a toxic and abusive with a psychopath and narcissist for whatever reason. Emotions should not cloud reason and judgment especially when violence is concerned. Once beaten twice shy, but some women tend to ignore the validity of this statement. Once you notice the warning signs, let it go and flee for good. You may just be hastening your death by returning to your abuser.

Is a loved one or anyone around you going through domestic abuse and does not know the way out? Please do not give up, We can help. Contact us immediately through any of the links below.

Kindly email us at: hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
Visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011

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#weareinthistogether
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#redflagsmeanflee
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Thank you all frontline workers from one of your sons

Nathan shares a soulful gratitude tube to his mum and all frontliners. Thank you for thanking us all and the frontliners in particular. You know your moral support to mummy also gives her the motivation to get going every day. Kindly like, share and why not subscribe to show some love. #thankyouallfrontliners

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It Is Time To Amplify Our Voices Against Mental Health Challenges

Our fouder as a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, a staunch mental health advocate and regional representative Africa for the Global Mental Health Peer Network will be joining in a series of Global conversations about mental health in the weeks ahead.

Do you or anyone you know is struggling with your mental health and need help to process all your emotions, actions and reactions in the face of it all?

If yes, do not suffer in silence

Kindly email us at hope@hope4abusedbattered.com

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Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011 and

Support us by mobile money – account name is Hope for the Abused and Battered.

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Thank you very much

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NO JUSTIFICATION FOR MURDER

Murder has recently been part of societal discourse with women and ladies as main targets. One will wonder what crime some women created just to be women.

Shocking news hit the Buea neighbourhood with a murder case due to a thwarted relationship. Alain Tondji known to be a barber murdered his girlfriend Franca, a final year Law student from the University of Buea (UB) for cheating allegations.

Alain was angry that his girlfriend whom they have dated for over 3 years left him after benefiting from financial support throughout her university studies. He brutally stabbed the lady with a knife who died on the spot. He equally stabbed himself but survived after surgical intervention.

Franca is a native of Fontem, raised by her widow mother for the past 5 years. She was the 4th of her 5 children. The allegations blackmailing Franca as a run-away girl who exploited the financial resources of Alain is not true. Her mother has been paying her fees while in the university.

Alain claimed to have sponsored Franca and was hoping they will get married. As life made it, Franca had another suitor who proposed marriage and she accepted. She went to visit Alain in Longstreet Buea for closure and they got into a fight which resulted to stabbing. Alain was full of jealousy and could not accept that Franca had decided to move on. Most people who go through emotional trauma due to breakup may have temporary difficulty coping, but with time and good self-care, they eventually get better.

It is also alleged that Alain had anger management problems which made him violent at times. He had even reported to some people about his inability to let Franca go. Could one therefore say that his action was premeditated? Was stabbing the solution to their problem? This and many more questions will remain unanswered and cannot bring Franca back to life. The fatal deed has already been done and we can only pray for the peaceful repose of her soul and strength for the family left behind.

Nothing justifies Alain’s actions for going to the extent of stabbing Franca. Murder in any form is wrong and does not warrant any form of justification whatsoever. No amount of financial assistance is worth putting the life of another at risk. Imagine the level of trauma and pain Franca’s family will suffer due to the sudden and devastating death of their child.

Is a loved one or anyone around you going through post breakup trauma land does not know to handle it? Please do not give up, We can help. Contact us immediately through any of the links below.

Kindly email us at: hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
Visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011

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Mental Health Matters Open Day: HAF Founder/promoter delivers a moving presentation

We organized the first mental health matters open day in the city of Douala Cameroon on the 11th of June 2020. During the event, the founder and promoter of the Hope Alive Foundation a partner of ours gave a moving and thought provoking presentation. We have a civil crisis in our country since 2016 and hundred of thousands have been internally displaced as a result.

Watch his presentation and do not give up hope on yourself in spite of any challenges you may be going through.

If you want to reach out to us, to share your experience/feedback, or encourage us in our work

Kindly email us at hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011 and
Support us by mobile money – account name is J for the Abused and Battered.

We are also on PayPal with the address hope4ab18@gmail.com

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#shareyourexperiences
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Mental Health Matters Open Day: The Founder/CEO GMHPN sends in a message of HOPE

We recently organized our first Mental Health Matters Open Day in the city of Douala, Cameroon and Ms Charlene Sunkel the founder and CEO of the Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN) shared a message of hope with us during the first mental health matters open day we organized.

In her message, she talked briefly about her diagnosis with Schizophrenia and how she has moved on to live a productive life. She equally talks about the GMHPN, its objectives and the advantages of joining a peer network like ours.

Our founder who was the 1st Executive from Cameroon, was recently voted in regional representative Africa by all the peers in the executive committee.

Watch and be inspired to not give up on yourself or your challenges.
Thank you very much

If you or anyone you know would love to reach out to us, below are some ways:

Kindly email us at hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011 and
Support us by mobile money – account name is Hope for the Abused and Battered.

We are also on PayPal with the address hope4ab18@gmail.com

#hopefortheabusedbattered
#mentalhealthmattersopenday
#teamhope
#showsomelove
#thereishope

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Internally displaced persons (IDPs) share their challenges

We organized the first mental health matters open day in the city of Douala Cameroon on the 11th of June 2020. During the event, participants shared their experiences with traumatic experiences in their lives. Our focus was equally on vulnerable people like internally displaced persons. We have a civil crisis in our country since 2016 and hundred of thousands have been internally displaced as a result.

If you want to reach out to us, to share your experience/feedback, or encourage us in our work

Kindly email us at hope@hope4abusedbattered.com
visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011 and
Support us by mobile money – account name is Hope for the Abused and Battered.

We are also on PayPal with the address hope4ab18@gmail.com

#hopefortheabusedbattered
#mentalhealthmattersopenday
#AAFprojectforIDPsDouala
#shareyourexperiences
#teamhope
#showsomelove
#thereishope

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Mental Health Matters Open Day: A message of HOPE

We recently organized our first Mental Health Matters Open Day in the city of Douala, Cameroon and the founder of the GBM Foundation for epilepsy and mental wellbeing (Ms Bibiana Mbuh Taku) honoured our invitation. She spoke to the participants present in that capacity and in her personal capacity, sharing her experiences with different challenges in life and how one word has kept her going…HOPE.

Watch and be inspired to not give up on yourself or your challenges.
Thank you very much

If you or anyone you know would love to reach out to us, below are some ways:

Kindly email us at hope@hope4abusedbattered.comj
visit our website www.hope4abusedbattered.com
Give us a call/WhatsApp # +237672576011 and
Support us by mobile money – account name is Hope for the Abused and Battered.

We are also on PayPal with the address hope4ab18@gmail.com

#hopefortheabusedbattered
#mentalhealthmattersopenday
#teamhope
#showsomelove
#thereishope

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