Initiative Update

Coping through an emotionally triggering and charged day living with PTSD

Marie Abanga
Posted June 19, 2021 from Cameroon

#ptsd #triggers #coping #mentalhealth

I am a domestic abuse survivor and single mum of 3 boys. I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2014. I am a high functioning person with a lived experience of a mental health condition, and sometimes I can go through a traumatic episode which lands me in tears and under the radar for a while (mostly a day nowadays). It's important for me to identify what's going on and to set my coping mechanism in motion before it gets out of hand.

In the linked 18 minutes video, I discuss the following and encourage the following too

1) Reaching out for help 2) Finding so much help 3) Appreciating it all 4) Sharing my experience to inspire motivate and encourage 5) There is hope 6) God is good all the time - the role of faith 7) Do not suffer in silence 8) You are not alone

#vulnerabilityisstrength #mentalhealthmatters #copingmechanisms #gratefulheart #notostigma

www.marieabanga.com

https://youtu.be/Onr_nZS4MJc

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Busayo Obisakin
Jun 20
Jun 20

Sending you HUGS and LOVE dear Sister for the amazing work you are doing! Whenever crisis comes, remember the strength of all of us your Sisters round the World. We are together Sis!!
Love
Busayo

Marie Abanga
Jun 22
Jun 22

Dear sister for me oooooo,

Thank you so much. I can never forget
This advocacy and fight is for all of us oooooo

megsmueller
Jun 21
Jun 21

My dearest dearest sister. Sending you much love. I am humbled. I am encouraged. I am mesmerized. I am proud of you. I wish I knew you or of this platform in 2016/2017 when I was at my lowest, broken, misunderstood. Keep on keeping on - you are needed. We need you!

Marie Abanga
Jun 22
Jun 22

Awwww dear sis,

Thank you and ha better late than never to discover and join this
amazing community of Angelic sisters. We are here for each other
You are here now and together we are stronger
Light and love always

Rahmana Karuna
Jun 25
Jun 25

Marie, thank you for sharing your story. How courageous!! i do hope to read more of your future stories of hope, faith, encouragement. feel us as a circle of gentle protection. blessings.

Marie Abanga
Jul 16
Jul 16

Dear Rahmana,

Thank you so much. It is so uplifting knowing you have such an e-community of sisters to fall back on and get such love and support.
All the light and love your way too

Rahmana Karuna
Jul 16
Jul 16

(((((((((((((((((((((( hugs )))))))))))))))))))))))))
:-)