Initiative Update

Investing in our Mental Health through Self-care

Marie Abanga
Posted October 8, 2020 from Cameroon
Mental health matters
I am the country executive Cameroon for the Global Mental Health Peer Network, and also the African Region Rep

#WMHD2020

This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is Mental Health For All: Greater Investment - Greater Access.

I am a World Pulse Ambassador and I decided to do a project  to collate video blurbs or images of our self care moments of choice...and got my son to do this video for us.

So, World Pulse Ambassadors decided to embark on greater investment in their mental health by making self-care a priority.

Watch some of our Ambassadors show in an imagine their self care of choice.

#mentalhealthmatters#mymentalhealthmatters#selfcareisdabestcare#giveurselfpermission#beintentional#investinmentalhealth

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

100

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Prozoe
Oct 09
Oct 09

Hi Marie

Thank you for this simply amazing reminder, that taking a moment to refill the our cups, leaves us with plenty to give. Nanad also this window into other sister's lives and what they do for self care purposes can be educational for some of us, in that we get fresh ideas that we can try out as well and see how it edifices our person and boost our mental well-being.

Thank you for sharing this.

#Hugs

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Prozoe,
My pleasure always. Thank you so much for your comment and appreciation.
We are all in this together

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 09
Oct 09

Dear Marie,
I so loved seeing all of the ways that World Pulse sisters are taking care of themselves. What an unforgettable reminder. Thank you for this!

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Tam,
You remind me of my grandmother of fondest memory. Your holding that mama Tree spoke volumes to me.
Let's indeed keep reminding ourselves that self care is the best care for us and others
light and love,
Marie

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Marie,
I am moved to be reminded of your grandmother, and so glad to know you understand the connection that trees invite us to have by giving ourselves time to be close to them. They give us oxygen and watch over us. We give them carbon dioxide and are here to protect them and learn from them. Power on, dear sister!

Marie Abanga
Oct 20
Oct 20

Dear Tam,

It was such an honour learning so much and doing this for us all.

Light and love

Nini Mappo
Oct 09
Oct 09

Hello Marie,
I love your innovativeness, and your bringing others together to raise a stronger voice on the importance of self-care. So awesome :)

Marie Abanga
Oct 11
Oct 11

Dear Nini,
Thank you so much
Together we thrive

ARREY- ECHI
Oct 19
Oct 19

Beautiful job dear sis. Raising awareness on mental health, a crucial but often neglected part of our well being is very important. Thank you for spearheading this and thank you for the video. It was great to be a part with other World Pulse ambassadors.

Marie Abanga
Oct 20
Oct 20

Dear Sis,

I am so happy you find my work valuable lol. I enjoyed putting this together and having over 15 of us participating.

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 19
Nov 19

This was a fun way of encouraging mental health care and self care.
Thank you for involving ambassadors on this.

Marie Abanga
Nov 26
Nov 26

Dear Sis,

I appreciate your feedback, I am happy we were many to participate.
I will keep doing this