Initiative Update

"Mental State Effect of Menstrual Health": Let's talk about it

Marie Abanga
Posted September 6, 2020 from Cameroon

And we are gradually getting the point in our lives where talking globally about menstrual health and it's full circle relation to mental health is not frowned upon.

It was thus with so much excitement that I honoured an invitation by the Gweth Foundation in Kenya and her partners last 28th August 2020 to talk about menstrual health and mental health.

The focus of our discussions 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.

A recognition certificate from the Gweth Foundation, after my authentic and impact participation on their event makes my awareness and sensitization work on mental health matters, and my ready her participation at similar events worth it.

 

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

500

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Chidimma
Sep 06, 2020
Sep 06, 2020

Hello Dear Marie. Thanks for sharing.
Chidimma.

Marie Abanga
Sep 07, 2020
Sep 07, 2020

Dear Chi Chi,

Thank you so much for reading and commenting

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 06, 2020
Sep 06, 2020

Dear Marie,
These are such critically important conversations, and I can well imagine the fiery, loving energy that you infuse by being part of the discussions. Congrats on the certificate. They have benefitted from your energy and knowledge. When you do something it is clear that you do it with your whole being.

Marie Abanga
Sep 07, 2020
Sep 07, 2020

Dear Tam,

Thank you very much, I am indeed a very passionate person and when I love the topic I don't hold back hahahahaha

Nini Mappo
Sep 06, 2020
Sep 06, 2020

Our girl from Cameroon now shares her knowledge to build up Kenyan girls and women. Thank you Marie. Resource sharing is powerful.

Marie Abanga
Sep 07, 2020
Sep 07, 2020

Oh yes Nini

Karibu, it was so much fun and they just wrote to me on messenger like that - isn't that the greatness of technology?

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Sep 08, 2020
Sep 08, 2020

Hello, MAG,

Congratulations on this another milestone: marrying two important topics, menstrual hygiene and mental health. Managing mental health during the menstrual cycle is an important discussion. This pandemic kept you busy with all the "Mental health matters" engagements. Keep it up, dear! Today, Kenya, tomorrow the world!

Marie Abanga
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Dear Kaye,

Thank you so much for such thoughtful feedback. Indeed the pandemic brought opportunities as it made us so aware of the frailness of our mental health. Now, when we think of how much hormones get mixed up and messed up during menstruation, we can understand that there is a correlation and need to pay attention to the relationship between the two.
Thank you once more so much for all the encouragement

Hawwah
Sep 09, 2020
Sep 09, 2020

Dear MAG,
Weldone with your work.
Menstrual and mental health is a very important awareness that is highly needed in our societies.
Kudos and keep up the good work.
Let's connect inox

Marie Abanga
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Dear Hawwah sis,

Thank you so much. Sure let's connect and keep doing all we do

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020

Dear Sis,
I can only say one thing here: Un seul mot...!
Bravo!

Marie Abanga
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Dear Sis,

Et oui merci a nous tous ooooooo