Onsdagar Living African

011: Don't Suffer in Silence - A Mental Health Story with Patience Abonge (Part 1)

av Living African | Publicerades 5/26/2021

In another addition to our Mental Health Awareness series, we are joined by Patience Abonge, and she is here to share her story. She has suffered from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and psychosis. Today she encourages us not to be afraid to tell our story. We don’t have to suffer in silence. Together we are stronger, and together we can conquer the challenges along our journey.   [00:01 – 02:35] Opening Segment Introduction of guest and topic [02:36 – 25:58] Patience’s Story Patience shares her story – from childhood to marriage. She talks about getting raped by one of their family members The trauma it caused and how it affected her life The worries she had for her son that had autism Fearing society’s judgeful nature [25:56 – 43:40] Punishment Getting disowned by her own family Landing herself in a mental institution Going deeper and deeper into depression Tweetable Quotes: “I think I’ve been through all kinds of challenges, [but now] I have to challenge myself.” – Patience Abonge “You have to be conscious of what you want to do.” – Patience Abonge   You can reach out to Patience on Facebook or Instagram. Support the Free Minds Foundation, visit their Facebook page.   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 hello@livingafricanpodcast.com. 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).

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Living African is a podcast that sparks hard conversations that challenge questionable cultural and societal norms, which threaten the wellbeing of the African community. The host, Anyoh Fombad, features various African guests who share their stories from heart-wrenching to exciting experiences growing up in Africa and the diaspora. By normalizing these open discussions, Anyoh hopes to encourage Africans to show their strength through vulnerability, as well as use their voices to challenge each other to be more understanding, accepting, and tolerant of each other and bring value to their community.