In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we continue our discussions around mental health, and today, we welcome back Anne Alobwede. Anne is one of the many victims of domestic abuse. She has suffered immense violence from her partner, and because of this, her life took a turn for the worse. Her experiences resulted in a long-running trauma that, up until today, she continues to battle. In this episode, she joins us to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). [00:01 – 06:54] Opening Segment I explain what PTSD is and the different ways it affects people I introduce our guest [06:55 – 15:28] Domestic Abuse Anne talks about her experience with domestic abuse and how it took her life to a drastic turn for the worse The only time that she stood up for herself resulted in her incarceration [15:29 – 30:38] PTSD How her trauma affected her day-to-day life Managing her PTSD while in prison Life after prison Avoiding the things that reminded her of her previous life Conquering the fear of talking about her experiences [30:39 – 36:00] Relationships Anne discusses how her PTSD has affected her ability to create relationships [36:01 – 49:02] Let’s Heal Together Anne’s advice to the people suffering from PTSD and in their journey to healing Words of encouragement from a fellow African with PTSD Final thoughts Reach out to Anne. Links available below. Tweetable Quotes: “At the end of the day, mental health illnesses are not physical. Most of the times, when somebody doesn’t tell you that this is what they’re going through, you’ll never know.” – Anne Alobwede. “It’s okay to be different.” – Anne Alobwede Resources Mentioned: Scars to Stars by Anne Alobwede Till Abuse Do Us Part (Part 1) - Anne Alobwede Till Abuse Do Us Part (Part 2) - Anne Alobwede Learn more about Anne Alobwede: Website: https://annealobwede.com/ Instagram: @annealobwede Facebook: Anne Alobwede (/anne.alobwede.9) email: email@example.com LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! You can connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website www.livingafricanpodcast.com for more resources and to learn more. You can connect with Anyoh on Facebook (@anyohf), Instagram (@anyohfombad), and Twitter (@anyohfombad).