I had scars on my face from all the fights and would always deny when my colleagues and friends asked if I was fighting and gave excuses of “I fell or had and accident”. The abuse got out of hand and I started taking tranquilizers as a mechanism of coping with the emotional impact. I was crushed and eventually, I became suicidal. For some reason, leaving my marriage never seemed like an option to be. One day, I saw an SMS from my wife and before I even finished reading it, I put the phone down on the table jumped out of the fifth-floor window from my office building. I’m not sure how I survived, but I did.
We also delve in to treatment for mental illnesses and we try to find the answer to the questions “Ok, so I’ve been diagnosed, what now?” and “Does therapy really work?”
We talk about her favorite things about being a mom and some of the real challenges about being a mom that, perhaps, we as societies, don’t talk about enough. I hope you find this informative.
With that said, in this video I’m talking about love (as I always do) but I’m giving a little insight as to why I speak about it so much, with such great urgency and with so much conviction. I also share a little bit about the loved ones I’ve lost, whose lives and actions made me more convicted in my stance and perspective.
This is a conversation I had with Dr. Alex Ilunga. In it, I ask him a few questions about different personality traits, personality disorders, and mental health in general, from a medical doctor’s point of view.
In this conversation, the owners of Tololi (a Namibian Online Store) and Shiwa | The Baker, Fillemon Nangolo and Shiwomeho Kalla, respectively, talk to me about the hurdles and victories of entrepreneurship in Namibia. It’s great motivation if you’re on the fence about taking tat leap!
In Namibia, we live in a society that shuns those afflicted by mental health illness, rather than provide them with the help and support that they need. In our society, the discussion about mental health is a taboo, suicide is rife and emotional and physical violence are the order of the day. I, wholeheartedly, want to change that.
My friend, Hermien Elago and I made a list of this for information-sharing purposes. Please share as far and wide as possible, we never know who might need someone to talk to.
Can a writer write
About the things,
They know nothing about
Have never experienced…
But make it sound like
These things are the things
Which consume them?
My only concern is that in 2019, the European standard of beauty is still considered, not only superior but the norm, in African society and anyone who does not adopt it, is required to justify that choice.