We as a nation have a complicated relationship with mental health. Our narratives, apart from being shrouded in secrecy, exist in a space of either denial or are looked at only from a curative space. We are proud to collaborate with mental health professional Sonali Gupta to explore how we might normalize mental health hygiene and see it as a part of our overall well-being on a day-to-day basis.
The event will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 5.30 PM and will feature a panel discussion with some of the most interesting projects being done on mental health in the country today. Joining Sonali in conversation are Ratnaboli Ray, founder and managing trustee of Anjali, and a leading advocate for the rights of people with mental health conditions/psychosocial disabilities in India, Meera Damji, the voice behind Heart to Heart with Meera, a radio show on mental health on Ishq 104.8 and Nikhil Taneja, a staunch advocate for everyday mental health, who will launch a podcast on mental wellbeing at the event.
There is an implicit understanding that only the presence of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety demand attention, and that too when the condition has deteriorated. This event will focus on how we need to co-create an environment where we can all work on our mental health as a basic life skill, and build a culture of sensitivity towards those who need it most.
Please get your friends and family for this important and seemingly uncomfortable conversation. Entry is free and open to all.