LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH:
Start the conversation. End stigma. Save lives.
Mental health is the foundation for individual wellbeing and the effective functioning of a community. Unfortunately, stigma and discrimination toward people living with mental illness and the resultant isolation is one of the greatest barriers to wellness.
Our Storytellers want to share their stories to change the culture of fear, isolation and discrimination and create communities of understanding, compassion and inclusion where no one will fear discrimination for suffering from a mental illness and everyone who needs care will receive it.
LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH is a comprehensive mental health awareness program to engage community organizations in a conversation about mental health and wellness.
Together, we can create communities where everyone can create healthy, meaningful, productive lives.
I had to give a presentation in Bangalore and asked her if I could go and she replied,” many people have taught you before and now you have to teach others. What is there to ask?”.
I returned to the US and within a week I was back to attend her funeral as she had heart attack within three days of my visit and she died a few days later. Thank you for allowing me to share and follow the lesson plan she has laid out for me. In many ways, she taught me how to care for those experiencing mental health issues even before I joined medical school or residency.
Keep up the good work.