I remember feeling crushed when theTthe Stigma and Mobilising Hope Conference was cancelled on the wake of the pandemic. Not only was I looking forward to leading two workshops and doing a presentation ( all 3 abstracts I had submitted to the San Diego conference team had been accepted), but I was also keen on building my global network and excited to finally get to me Dr. Vitram Patel. And then gosh ...what has happened to 2020 happened and am yet to take down the conference information and stickers from my wall.
I think I will finally do so today. Because yes today I get to talk on the 15th or so global virtual platform about mental health and mental illness, and why Stigma should be shunned.
Forge on: In every disappointment is an appointment to a greater and better you. I was told the conference is pushed to 2021 and they would love to have me. There will be more to talk about then lol.
The pandemic has brought several of us to our mind's witt (me not excluded of course). If you thought before that mental health and mental illness were not your thing, maybe you are living in lalala Land too and need to hear from me too.
So, am looking forward to my presentation at the World Pulse Ambassadors meet up (Aptly dubbed Thriving Thursdays) this afternoon, a meet of global changemakers and community champions...all I can say is;