Rais­ing men­tal health aware­ness

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MARIWALA Health Ini­tia­tive (MHI), a phil­an­thropic ini­tia­tive by Harsh Mariwala ded­i­cated to men­tal health, has launched ReFrame at a men­tal health work­shop on the oc­ca­sion of World Men­tal Health Day cel­e­brated every year on Oc­to­ber. This edi­tion of ReFrame high­lights how peo­ple of var­i­ous age groups face men­tal health con­cerns. Al­most 9.8 mil­lion one to sev­en­teen-year-old In­di­ans is in need of ac­tive men­tal health sup­port. Many new moth­ers strug­gle every day with post­par­tum de­pres­sion. The work­shop was con­ducted by well-known ex­perts in the field of men­tal health in­clud­ing Deepa Pawar, win­ner of 2018 Tell her Story con­test, Bhar­gavi Davar, in­ter­na­tion­ally known men­tal health ac­tivist, and Ar­jun Kapoor, a psy­chol­o­gist at Cen­tre for Men­tal Health Law and Pol­icy, and Ra­jvi Mariwala, di­rec­tor of the Mariwala Health Ini­tia­tive. The speak­ers fo­cused on crit­i­cal counter-nar­ra­tives to any dom­i­nant norm re­lated to men­tal health. ReFrame is not only an ef­fort to trans­form ex­ist­ing dis­cus­sions around men­tal health but also to widen the scope for par­tic­i­pa­tion in these cru­cial con­ver­sa­tions.

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