Kindly watch and share, show some love. Thank you for all moral support tribe.
My association Hope for the Abused and the Battered has been nominated for an award – a prestigious award for philanthropy, and it’s a close call lol.
I am not going to stop breathing if my association doesn’t get the award, but it will sure be cool as a first award o. The Returnee is out to be the bridge between the diaspora and the people back home, while celebrating those who returned to the country and are making strides in one area or the other.
So, without writing too much, below is the link to vote, and the votes can be done daily until the 27th. Thank you all in advance.
I have definitely come a long way since opening up about my mental health challenges in 2013, and PTSD diagnosis which followed in 2014. Could it be just 6 years gone? I have come to realize the best way to liberate yourself of the yoke of stigma and shame, face dem phobias and foes, is to #speakyourmind. When you do that, you without knowing give others the permission to relate and #daretohopetoo.
I run an organisation today which at barely 10 months got a US Embassy grant to principally carry out mental health awareness, advocacy and look at what structures could be put in place to facilitate mental well-being. I know there is more to come and to be done.
I share this tweet from the Global Mental Health Peer Network to which I belong too as the executive representing Cameroon, to encourage and motivate us all on this day.
#WMHD2019. Together we can prevent and reduce #suicide rates through – Raise #awareness; Eliminate #stigma; Create #support structures for those suffering; Provide safe spaces to #speak about struggles; Make sure that no one feels alone; Generate #hope! @global_peer
A special shout out to Ashley Peterson who blogs over at Mentalhealth@Home.
Do not give up somebody, it is possible.