Initiative Update

Mental Health in the Cameroonian community with Psychotherapist Marie Abanga

Marie Abanga
Posted August 8, 2020 from Cameroon

I was a guest on the amazing platform 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. I 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 ooooooooo.

Link to video on my YouTube Channel:  https://youtu.be/KvL218YWqZM

I can be contacted at www.marieabanga.com

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

5000

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Chi8629
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing Sister.

Marie Abanga
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

My pleasure dear

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Dear Marie
Thanks for sharing. We need a good mental health state in order to function well in the society.I like the digital power of connectivity.
In Sisterhood
Veronica Ngum
Cameroon

Marie Abanga
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Dear Sis,

Indeed you say it spot on. I don't even know how we didn't use to take about it alot before the pandemic lol

Honorine Ngenwi
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Hi Ma we need to strengthen our effort in other to help our fellow women.
Thanks
Love you and happy weekend.

Marie Abanga
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020

Hi sis,

Thank you and yes yes yes
Light and love

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Hi Marie,
How great that you were heard by lots of people. You have such a strong and loving way to demystify mental health. I am sure many felt supported that day.
Big hug,
Tam

Marie Abanga
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020

Dear Tam,

Thank you for your feedback, it's a special calling from my spirit and it is so fulfilling I can reach out to multitudes and help many get aware, accept their struggles and believe in hope to the point of taking action towards their recovery just like I did and still do.
I really appreciate you

Sahra Ahmed Koshin
Aug 08, 2020
Aug 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing your story with us. Mental health is very important!

With love from your sister in Somalia.
XOX

Marie Abanga
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020

Hi Sahra,

Thank you so much for your feedback. So much light and love here too my sister

Nini Mappo
Aug 09, 2020
Aug 09, 2020

Dear Marie,
Your vulnerability in sharing your story must have been such a timely encouragement to those struggling to seek help for mental ill health. I like that you did not just tell people what to do as an expert. You invited them into how you did it as a person. That is powerful, and I applaud you for reaching out not only with your skills, but with your life as well!

Marie Abanga
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020

Dear Nini,
Wow thank you for your feedback. I use my personal experiences a lot in my work because it make me more authentic and relatable.
I applaud you too sis

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Aug 11, 2020
Aug 11, 2020

Congratulations, Ambassador Marie, on being a Featured Changemaker! Yes! Mental Health Matters!

May your audience get wider and wider! Keep it up!

Marie Abanga
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020

Thank you dear Kaye,
Together we thrive and am marching on because we the world over need advocates like myself by grace.

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020

That was an amazing talk show on mental health. Though I didn't hear, I could read some comments to see people needed something like that.

Keep going sis.

Marie Abanga
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 21, 2020

Thank you so much sis,

I remember sending talking points and thought they would include that in the description of the talk, but they probably didn't remember to do so.
Fortunately some comments helped you piece some of what I was talking about
I appreciate your feedback