MYO Global Organization, in alignment with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), has chosen SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) as one of its key focus areas this year. In pursuit of this goal, MYO organized a thought-provoking Mental Health Talk Party with the theme “Don’t Bottle Up.” The event, which took place on the 13th of May, 2023, at Area Bar, Osu, aimed to promote mental well-being and initiate meaningful conversations surrounding this crucial yet often overlooked topic, especially among the youth in Ghana.
The Mental Health Talk Party commenced with an inspiring opening address by the host, emphasizing the event’s purpose as a platform for fostering essential discussions on mental health. Despite a delayed start, the attendees’ enthusiasm remained unwavering. The atmosphere at the event was electric, and participants actively engaged in conversations, exchanging ideas, perspectives, and personal experiences throughout the gathering.
A highlight of the event was the presence of Mental Health advocate, Miss Esenam Drah, as the guest speaker. Miss Drah spoke passionately about the significance of mental well-being, shedding light on the challenges faced by youth in today’s fast-paced world. She shared practical tips and strategies for maintaining a healthy mind, highlighting the importance of addressing mental health issues openly and honestly. In a society where mental health is often stigmatized, Miss Drah’s insights provided a valuable opportunity for attendees to learn and destigmatize the topic.
The Mental Health Talk Party’s interactive format encouraged active participation from all attendees, who were young people eager to contribute to the conversation. Engaging in open discussions, they shared their opinions and personal experiences with mental health challenges. The safe and supportive environment allowed for honest and heartfelt exchanges, fostering a sense of understanding and solidarity among the participants.
Beyond the enlightening discussions, the event provided ample opportunities for networking and building connections. The bar area at Area Bar was transformed into a networking zone, allowing attendees to exchange contact information, discuss potential collaborations, and share their professional endeavors. This aspect of the event emphasized MYO Global’s commitment to creating a community that encourages collaboration and support among like-minded individuals.
Suffice it to say that the MYO Global-organized Mental Health Talk Party was a huge success in fostering excellent health and well-being among Ghana’s youth. The event, which focused on SDG 3, provided a motivating setting for deep discussions about mental health, led by Miss Esenam Drah, a mental health advocate. Participants enthusiastically participated in the discussions, breaking down stigmatizing boundaries and sharing their personal experiences, which helped them develop a greater sense of understanding and empathy.
Moreover, the event’s networking component provided a unique space for attendees to connect and collaborate, reflecting MYO Global’s commitment to building a supportive community for young individuals in pursuit of better mental health and well-being. As MYO continues its efforts to support the UNSDGs, the Mental Health Talk Party stands as a testament to the organization’s dedication to addressing crucial issues affecting today’s youth, fostering positive change, and promoting a healthier and happier future for all.
Be sure to keep an eye on our event calendar, as MYO Global plans to host another Talk Party later this year. Don’t miss out!