Don’t give up: Workout motivation

#workoutmotivation am not actually motivated today. I have put on some weight and also feel . But, u-hu I have to forge ahead and keep the body bouncy and the mind merry. I will be happier psychologically and thank God am not obsessed about my weight or shape etc. I am free to embrace me as, even if I wish/pray/sweat for another me lol. So, all in all don’t give up even on days you wake up and don’t feel like oooooooo #dontgiveup #thereishope #gratefulthankfulblessed #mymentalhealthmatters

Call for female Participants for a Mental Health Matters study

Call to female participants for a research study on my Mental Health Matters Campaign
Dear female participant, you are invited to participate in a research study by myself on the impact of the “Mental Health Matters” campaign I ran on Facebook, LinkedIn and World Pulse from 2018 – 2020.
I am interested to know the impact of this campaign on the mental health of women specifically, and the research study will be done through questionnaires, interviews and focus groups.
Your responses to the questions will be kept confidential. Each participant will be assigned a number code to help ensure that personal identifiers are not revealed during the analysis and write up of findings.
There is no compensation for participating in this study. However, your participation will be a valuable addition to our research and findings could lead to greater public understanding of the mental health care and support of women.
If you are willing to participate please suggest a day and time that suits you to be contacted, and I’ll do my best to do so. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you
Marie Angele Abanga
Commonwealth Scholar University of Lancaster   
Tel/Whatsapp +237 698 914 754

World Mental Health Day 2019, I reflect some…

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.

This picture reminds me of when I started to consciously hate how my life was playing out back then