Episode: 62

Tackling Mental Health Stigma: A Journey of Healing and Empowerment with Milka Kamau

Tackling Mental Health Stigma: A Journey of Healing and Empowerment

“As we continue to be silent about our experiences in mental health, we’re fostering the stigma to continue. The way for us to end the stigma is to come out and say I’m going through a mental health illness. And as we say that, the stigma will end. It will have no place.” – Milka Kamau

We are joined by Milka Kamau to delve into a powerful story of resilience and healing as we explore the unspoken struggles surrounding mental health.

We learn about Milka’s experiences growing up – feeling like something was wrong with her, constantly seeking validation, and wearing a mask to hide her true self. She takes us to the emotional complexities of her relationship with her father, navigating abuse and strict household rules, and the impact it had on her mental well-being. This story doesn’t end in despair. Milka shares her realizations and shows us her path to healing. We highlight the importance of seeking help and raising awareness that mental health conditions are treatable. But in order to end this stigma, one must first break their silence.

We explore the power of sharing serious messages about mental health, abuse, and PTSD, urging you, our listeners, to spread this important episode far and wide. Remember, your voice matters. Milka also talks about her advocacy efforts, their role in a global group striving to collect resources for individuals with mental health conditions, and their relentless pursuit to make a difference. Together, let’s create a world where mental health is openly discussed, understood, and supported.

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