Gloria Ogunbadejo On Mental Health Among The African Diaspora Community

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Today, we are going to be talking about mental health among the African diaspora community. This is a conversation you really must pay attention to. Claim Your List Of 10 African Books To Read.

According to one report, 16% (4.8 million) of African-American people are reported of having a mental illness, and 22.4% of those (1.1 million people) reported a serious mental illness over the past year.

As reported by (MHIN) Mental Health Innovation Network, people from black and minority ethnic groups, living in the UK are:

  • more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems.
  • more likely to be admitted to inpatient care.
  • more likely to disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health.

We can do on and on, citing case after case of mental health reports about the African diaspora community.

What this demonstrates is that in the African diaspora community, mental health is a serious issue and should not be swept under the carpet. So, let’s face it and call it by its name.

The Key Questions In This Episode:

  • What do the people in the African diaspora community need to know about mental health?
  • What are the causes of mental health in the African diaspora community?
  • And what are some remedies to these mental health problems?

These and more are what we are going to be talking about and this episode of Obehi Podcast, and our guest is Gloria Ogunbadejo.

The Full Podcast Interview With Gloria Ogunbadejo

About The Guest – Gloria Ogunbadejo

Gloria Ogunbadejo is a mental health practitioner, activist, and trailblazer with a prolific career in advocacy, journalism, and broadcasting.

She is passionate about issues affecting women, and she has worked tirelessly over the years to bring about awareness to these concerns. Her awareness campaign has been influential in the legislation on refugees, asylum seekers, and trafficked women throughout the UK and Europe.

She has also spoken at conferences worldwide alongside activists such as Andrea Dworkin and Susie Orbach, in France, Italy, Amsterdam, Uganda, and Beijing.

Mrs. Gloria has over 30 years of experience, working with key organizations such as Mind, Medical Foundation, The Women’s Therapy Centre, The Arbours, and Women in Prison.

You can connect with Gloria Ogunbadejo on her LinkedIn page.

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Obehi Podcast brings you leaders and experts from different industries to share their experiences, relating to Africa and the African diaspora. Listen to Obehi Podcast across different platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcast, YouTube, and much more.

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