#SunoDekhoKaho
This World Mental Health Month, let’s pledge to be more aware and work towards building a stigma-free society. Here are a few things that you can #SunoDekhoKaho in order to #StampOutStigma around mental health.
SUNO
Signs to look out for in a person likely suffering from a mental health concern
1) Says things like:
  • Life is unfair to me
  • I am never happy in my life
  • I don’t think I can cope with life
  • Nothing is enough
  • Nobody understands me
  • Doesn’t interact much with people
2) Doesn’t interact much with people
Dekho
Signs to look out for in a person likely suffering from a mental health concern
1) Hardly any changes in facial expression
2) Sudden emotional outbursts
3) Excessive crying or exaggerated reactions
4) No reaction to any event/discussion
5) Contrasting reactions like laughing when sad or crying when something’s funny
6) Drinks/smokes excessively
Kaho
How to talk to a person likely suffering from a mental health concern
1) Just because one person can handle a certain issue or circumstance doesn't mean everyone can
2) It’s okay to take time to accept the fact
3) It’s okay not to be okay
4) What not to say to a person undergoing a mental health concern:
  • “Snap out of it”
  • “It’s just a phase”
  • “Don’t worry, be happy”
  • “But you were so happy yesterday, why are you depressed?”
  • Past
    initiatives
    THE MPOWER FEST
    Mumbai
    11th November 2018
    4.30pm
    The Mpower fest is a part of our ongoing mission to create sustainable, systemic change in the way we approach mental health, through power of music.
    #SpeakUp - National Mental Health Movement 2018
    Delhi
    30th October 2018
    9am to 6pm
    Mental health is a major concern worldwide and India is not far behind in sharing this. The neglect of mental health is evident from a World Health Organization report which estimated that 50 million Indians suffered from depression. The situation is particularly grim in our country where almost 30% of population of the country consists of children in the age group between 0 and 14 years.
    World Mental Health Day
    Mumbai
    10th October 2018
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    Every year, 10th October is observed an awareness day for the world mental health awareness, to educate & advocate against the stigma.
    Working together to prevent suicide
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    10th September 2018
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    Every year, 10th September is observed as an awareness day for suicide prevention, in order to commit towards the cause of preventing suicides, with various activities. The solemn undertaking on this day is to #StampOutStigma around the topic of suicide prevention.
    Ride to mpower
    Mumbai
    11th March 2018
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    Ride to Mpower is an initiative by Mpower - The Movement, aimed at spreading awareness and challenging stigma experienced by people with mental health problems.
    Gen M
    MMRDA Grounds
    12th Nov, 2017
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    Mpower presents Gen M was a music concert featuring Arijit Singh, that championed the cause of Mental Health and brought together 20,000 Mumbaikars on 12th November 2017, at MMRDA Grounds to spark the dialogue about Mental Wellbeing.