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Overcoming Your Story Podcast - Miriam Njoku EPISODE 16, 7th July 2021
Dr. Doyin Anibaba: Debunking mental health myths
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Dr. Doyin Anibaba: Debunking mental health myths

Doyin Anibaba, MD, Mental health awareness

Our guest today is Doyin Anibaba. She is a medical doctor with a particular interest in mental health. She is the founder of Wellforte, a platform through which she raises awareness about mental health, mental illnesses and reduces stigmas around mental health. She has counseled people both on- and offline.

In this episode Miriam and Doyin explore asking for help, myths and facts about mental health and how to show support for someone struggling with their mental health.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Myths and facts about mental health, mental illnesses
  • Why people are scared to be associated with mental illnesses
  • Mental health challenges are more common than we think
  • Myths about taking medication to cure mental illnesses
  • How best to support a friend/family member struggling with their mental health
  • And more

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QUOTES

Mental illnesses are mental challenges are common.

Don't feel like you're all alone because you're not all alone.

If someone comes to you, and they tell you that this is what they're going through. This is what you're struggling with the past is don't be judgmental. Listen, don't judge them.

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Doyin Anibaba, MD

Medical doctor raising awareness about mental health, educating people on mental illnesses and reducing the stigmas around mental health

Find Doyin on

Instagram @wellforte

https://www.instagram.com/thewellforte/

ABOUT THE HOST

Miriam is a Trauma Informed Coach, an African, a mom of three daughters, a blogger and writer.  After graduating from the London School of Economics, she built her international career in the fields of banking and international development, working for organisations such as the World Economic Forum, Lombard Odier Private Bank, JP Morgan, the Mastercard Foundation and the United Nations. She now uses her passion for psychology and dedicates her time to coaching others to free themselves from the burden of childhood trauma.  Her wish to help other women connect to their inner wisdom, love themselves and follow their passion. In her effort to destigmatize mental health and normalize mental health conversations in black communities, she wrote her memoir about surviving childhood and finding her worth.  

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