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012: Don't Suffer in Silence - A Mental Health Story with Patience Abonge (Part 2)

av Living African | Publicerades 5/26/2021

This is part two of our interview with Patience Abonge. Let’s continue to listen to her story of struggles from mental health illnesses and the various steps she took that helped her through those troubling times.    [00:01 – 18:58] Depression Patience talks about her fall back into depression in the year 2019 We talk about a girl that has bipolar disorder and psychosis Stop victim-blaming [18:59 – 29:57] Battling the Stigma I share some of my personal and our family’s struggles Abolishing the stigma around families that has members with disabilities What you can do to help and support people fighting against mental illnesses [29:58 – 42:33] Healing Patience’s advice to other people suffering from mental illnesses Final words of encouragement Connect with Patience. Links available below.   Tweetable Quotes: “People with mental illness are not attention seekers.” – 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.