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Overcoming Your Story Podcast - Miriam Njoku EPISODE 24, 8th September 2021
In Conversation with Author Petrona Joseph
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In Conversation with Author Petrona Joseph

Miriam speaks with Author Petrona Joseph from Montreal who just released her book yesterday September 7 titled Stigmatized: Breaking the Silence and Demystifying Mental Illness. Petrona Joseph, previously featured on Breakfast Television, is the blogger behind Montreal-based ‘Slayedit Montreal.’

As a trilingual Concordia graduate in linguistics, her love first love is writing; she is also an author and a mental health advocate who seeks to demystify mental illness in the Black Community.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS 

  • What led Petrona to write this very personal book that is touching many people's lives
  • Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Petrona tells us about her childhood
  • Despite her struggles growing up, Petrona built a life of her own
  • Myths about mental health in the black community
  • An important conversation about antidepressants
  • How her book has been received and her hopes for the book
  • How childhood struggles led Petrona into codependent relationships
  • How Petrona got involved with the occult and how she broke that cycle
  • Seeking help for mental illness
  • What to do if somebody is suicidal
  • And More...

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BEST MOMENTS

"You could feel my depression, but you couldn't see it"

"We need to listen to black women and men, black men, we need to acknowledge people's feelings."

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Link to buy your copy of Stigmatized: Breaking The Silence and Demystifying Mental Illness.

ABOUT THE GUEST

Author Petrona Joseph who just released her book yesterday September 7 titled Stigmatized: Breaking the Silence and Demystifying Mental Illness. Petrona Joseph, previously featured on Breakfast Television, is the blogger behind Montreal-based ‘Slayedit Montreal.’ She is also a mental health advocate and nominee for author of the year.

As a trilingual Concordia graduate in linguistics, her love first love is writing; she is also an author and a mental health advocate who seeks to demystify mental illness in the Black Community.

CONTACT METHOD:

Petrona Joseph Instagram: @Iampetronajoseph


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.  

CONTACT METHOD

Instagram: @miriamnjoku_

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