Initiative Update

An Honorary Membership Award from the Global Mental Health Peer Network means so much to me

Marie Abanga
Posted February 2, 2021 from Cameroon

When you use your lived experience to impact others and raise awareness, when you are so welcomed into a network of persons with a lived experience from all over the globe, and when all your endeavours are recognized to the point of being awarded an honorary membership barely three years later; somebody tell me how else you can feel other than excitedly overwhelmed?

I am still in so much glee and I just wanted to share this wonderful news with my World Pulse Family as part of the great fallout of all I do including this impact initiative

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

1000

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Congratulations, dear! Well-deserved! I hope you inspire young women to pursue a career as a mental health practitioner.

Marie Abanga
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear Kaye,

Thank you so much dearest. I really feel the enormity of this recognition and the impact and potential it all has.
I also hope that many women will also own their lives experiences and share same without fear of stigma and shame.
In deep sisterhood and solidarity always
Marie

You're welcome, dear Marie! Yes, this recognition is definitely a sign of your impact. It gets bigger and bigger every year!

jomarieb.earth
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dearest Marie,
You are an esteemed member of a very high order of unique individuals. You represent the people who have chosen to not be afraid to wear the badge of experience and growth. You share your challenges with pride and expertise. And you allow us in, so we can relate, and destroy the stigma of mental health and all that it emcompasses. You are a champion for your cause. I must say BRAVO sister! You shine.
Hugs...JoMarie

Marie Abanga
Feb 06
Feb 06

Dear JoMarie,

Thank you so much. I really resonate and agree with all you say and I appreciate your saying it so. It celebrates me and yet cheers me on to greater and consistent action because of the rippling effects of what I hav done so far and the potential this all has.
Hugs all the way back too
Marie