Initiative Update

My Elevation Pitch to Make Mental Health Matter - Normalizing Conversations about it

Marie Abanga
Posted November 8, 2020 from Cameroon

Imagine a world where your mental health is largely ignored... Imagine how it feels when no one seems to pay attention, to see you, to hear you nor to feel you...one where you get stuck in your head and don't know what to do? Can we candidly talk of health without mental health? Raising awareness and education about mental health and mental Illnesses have been largely ignored globally for centuries...any such discussions were relegated to superstition, spiritual attacks and largely stigmatized! But, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us all to pause and have such uncomfortable discussions... looking out for ways to stay in good health mentally, and how we can help one another. I choose to make it my mission, to champion such discussions in my country Cameroon, mama Africa my continent, and why not globally? This to me is what the SDG 3 refers to when it calls on stakeholders to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. So, I invite you to join me, get involved, and donate to my work to raise awareness, educate and call for action, by visiting my website www.marieabanga.com My name is Marie Abanga and I am a Psychotherapist and Mental Health Advocate from Cameroon, thank you.  

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

100

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maeann
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 09, 2020

Marie :) I love you.... I am smiling while watching your elevator pitch! ohhhh I am imagining now!!! you are so amazing!!!

Marie Abanga
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 21, 2020

Dear MaeAnn,

Thank yo so, I really appreciate

Beth Lacey
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 09, 2020

Good luck with your work

Marie Abanga
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 21, 2020

Thank you so much Beth

ARREY- ECHI
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020

Beautiful elevator pitch dear sis. Thank you for all the work you are doing in this very important but often neglected field. May this bring more helpers your way so you keep on impacting lives.

Marie Abanga
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 21, 2020

Dear Sis,

I am very happy for this platform that gives me more space to keep up with my work. This to me is also a big help to my work geared at impacting lives.
Let's keep doing what we do and knowing that there would always be helpers sent by the universe to help us impact more lives.
So much warmth
MAG

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20, 2020

Hello, Marie! You're awesome. Keep it up. We stand with you.

Marie Abanga
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 21, 2020

Dear kaye,
Thank you so much