Take back the power - Day 61/ #100DaysofMentalHealth2:02:00 PM
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Good afternoon beautiful people,
I got tagged on
these 2 (now 3) now 4 links of a world mental health day oped I wrote...the piece is about how mental health needs to occupy it's space (just the same way each and everyone of us needs to occupy their God given space despite the environment they are in) in all these national and continental development efforts we are making and branding #AfricaRising.
I am excited about this on so many levels but most importantly because for so long others have written about those of us with mental health conditions and assigned us roles, given us labels based on our symptoms and only know us as statistics (1 in every 4 - WHO speak), it is liberating and empowering to be able to tell our own narratives and even more powerful to share our stand points.
Day 61/ #100DaysofMentalHealth is about taking back the power. You may not have a mental health condition but as long as you are on this earth, don't let anyone or anything put you down or deny you your God given space on this earth #takebackthepower
This afternoon check some things you have let take over your life and make plans to take back the power. It won't be easy, you will need prayers and a community and zeal but Sweetlings it is worth it.
My 15 seconds of fame as a 'syndicated columnist' powered by the fact that almost everyday this week, a different local daily published my #oped on the need to prioritise #mentalhealth and set up a National Mental Health Board, grab a copy . . . #Mysyndicatedcolumnistdreamsarevalid #mymindmyfunk #mentalhealthblogger #wellness #wellnessblogger #writing #civilresistance #peoplepower #nonviolentstruggle #nonviolence
Here are the 4 links;
1. The People Daily - ‘Africa Rising’ set to fail unless mental health is prioritised
2. The Star - Dignity for mental health
Sending love and light,