Let’s Talk Anxiety & Depression with Anyi Atabong
Today’s guest is Anyi Atabong. She joins us today to talk about anxiety, depression, and mental health.
Anyi is one of the most knowledgeable psychiatric nurses that I’ve met, and she is a huge advocate for mental health. She has worked for over 15 years in the healthcare industry. She is currently a practitioner for Talkspace and the Co-Founder & CEO of the Capital Multi Health Group Inc.
[00:01 – 06:27] Opening Segment
- What is mental health?
- I give a brief background about our guest Anyi Atabong.
[06:28 – 17:40] Mental Health
- We discuss a story about a Cameroonian lady based in Dubai that committed suicide after she caught her husband being unfaithful.
- Mental health issues
- Debunking the myths and misconceptions about mental health
[17:41 – 28:28] Dealing with Mental Health
- Anyi talks about the situations of some of the patients
- The biggest challenge when dealing with her patients
- Differences between different generations
- Anyi discusses “grieving” – it’s not just about a death of a loved one.
[28:29 – 39:02] Journey to Healing
- Anyi explains her “holistic approach” to mental health
- Different forms of therapy and its value.
- Anyi’s advice on how to spot the red flags and how to manage your mental health.
- Final words of advice and call to action
“We definitely need to, as a community, as a sisterhood…to be able to open up and talk to people about our feelings.” – Anyi Atabong
“Your brain is your powerhouse. It is your absolute powerhouse. It is what controls your thinking. It controls your behaviors, your emotions.” – Anyi Atabong
- NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health Crisis (including suicidal ideation) – TEXT Home or Brave to 741741. Available 24/7 for free
- Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800 799 7233. Available 24/7 for free
You can reach out to Anyi by sending her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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