Support our Anti-Rape Campaign ‘It Starts from ME’

It starts from Me Ending Sexual Violence/Rape Campaign

Each month, hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assaults are being talked about and we know these appalling crimes of sexual violence/rape is being committed against our sisters/brothers, daughters/sons and babies. These heinous acts have caused some fatalities as young as 3 months old and three quarters of survivors of this distressing involvement are under the age of 15.

Despite the trauma involved many cases of rape and sexual violence still go unreported as families and communities practice a culture of silence or indifference about sexual violence/rape leaving victims devastated.

In Cameroon there are no safe homes/shelters for victims/survivors and medical treatment is unaffordable to many of them.

The N4SHE found that institutional practices and traditions can lead to a highly unsafe environment rarely challenged by our society. The society has miserably failed to educate and evolve to always pass the blame on the victims thereby communicating to victims that violence is a ‘normal’ feature of life. Schools, therefore, can be breeding grounds for potentially damaging rape culture which remain with pupils into adult life. Yet, with appropriate intervention, schools can provide an enabling environment for the prevention of sexual violence/rape.

The main objective of this campaign is to raise awareness and sensitize parents, teachers and communities at large to make use of the three Rs “RECOGNISE, RESPOND, REPORT” in children who are victims of sexual violence.

The target population is parents/teachers & community stakeholders across the nation.

So, do you want to join the campaign raise awareness, sensitize and normalize the conversation around rape? We are just a WhatsApp away

Join the Campaign train @ +237652956343

Please donate to the campaign: https://gf.me/u/yn552g

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My muse about Sleep and Us

Sleep and the mind… sometimes the tug of war is so irritating & frustrating…but you have to push for that sleep so you don’t mess up your mind further. Actually, when you sleep, your brain has it’s own ‘ME TIME’ to work on all what went on during the day, and probably start sorting out the plans you made for the next day. Your brain is like the computer or smart gadget you so rely on. The mind is reliant on the brain and vice versa. An unquiet mind is a bad signal for the brain. It can’t rest (which it also does while you sleep and it works in calm lol); and a beehive brain sends a poor signal to the mind, saying ‘so much mess around’, I can’t sort anything out. The mind muggles some more and a nervous breakdown starts to become inevitable. Now, generally human beings love action…more of like doing and not being if you ask me. We could even take substances to stay awake, or go out and party the poor brain up after a full day of hustles. When a traumatic experience occurs, bingo the mind is scarred of what next, the brain is busted by such somatic response, the body which has kept the score for so long, all start shutting down in some way. An unquiet mind leads to a restless body and an even bothered brain. I hope I make some sense here using such simple analogies. Sleep is very important 4/5/6 hours a night is better than nothing. If you need professional help with your sleep hygiene, do not hesitate to seek one. I don’t take this lightly myself at all #mentalhealthmatters

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“If there’s something weird and it don’t look good. Who you gonna call?” (Part 1)

A glance into Psychotherapy – no need to fear seeing a therapist

The Mispronunciation of Me

Psychologist making sense of what client is saying, when it appears to be scrambled in patient mind
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If you do find that you are struggling with mental health issues or are feeling as though you can’t cope with life, what do you do? And where do you turn? This month, I’ve connected with some mental health practitioners to provide guidance as to what the different mental health practitioners do, to guide those of us seeking therapeutic help and guidance.

Interview with a Clinical Psychologist:

What does a psychologist do?

You get different kinds, but it depends on registration category. As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to treat and diagnose all clinical disorders, but also to help people through all hurt and pain.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor and manages mental disorders with medication.

A Psychologist is a mental health professional, but not medical…

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Investing in our mental health through self care


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

I am an 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 in this 5 mins video, some of our Ambassadors show in an imagine their self care of choice.

Check out World Pulse at http://www.worldpulse.com



Branding myself ahead of World Mental Health Day

Stepping up my mental health awarness and sensitization ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10th. Will be having a conversation with the over 50 kids at the HAF center about Mental Health.