The Creative & Mental Health | Interview with Amanda Iheme
Now on Nd!d!, You quit different organizations for the sake of your own dreams in a world where people are stuck in routines. Like they are doing right now just because they are scared of the unknown. How did you really deal with that, it must have had some questionable thoughts in the beginning. How did you cope with those?
How I dealt with it was to be realistic and honest with myself about the feasibility of what it was that I wanted to do, identified what factors presented before
You run this care center if I may call it that, which arouses my curiosity about the general publics view to centers like yours and what you do for the community as in the role you play in the larger society?
I cannot tell what the general public’s view of my work is but from those I have had conversations with about my work, there are feelings of confusion about therapy and reluctance to see a
Mental health conciousness is coming into limelight right now what role would you ask millennials to play as regards their mental health and those of the people surrounding them?
Don’t just talk about mental health, practice it. Adopt healthy life practices such as thinking through your thoughts, opening up to people who truly love and care about you, be nice to yourself and most importantly, be nice to others. Be compassionate, considerate, kind and forgiving to yourself and others.
This has been really awesome! so one last question to bring this to an end. If you could give your younger self some self-care tips what would you ask of you?
Write, hunnay! Write it all out and remember to tell yourself every day that you are beautiful, you are worthy of good love. Do everything that you like (you did anyway).
Photos gotten from Amanda's IG & ND!D!'s IG
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