Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Mpower - a pioneer in Indian Mental Healthcare, has announced a call to action for people, urging them to take the pledge #BeKindtoTheMind. This is primarily to drive awareness around mental health issues facing people today and pushing them to speak up and seek help if something does not feel right.
Post the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mpower has seen a rise in new cases of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, adjustment and relationship issues. The initiative #BeKindtoTheMind encourages everyone to look out for themselves and their loved ones. It emphasizes on how “it is okay not to be okay, but it is not okay not to seek help.”
Addressing the state of mental health in India, Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Mpower, said, “While we have come a long way in dealing with mental health issues, the stigma still persists and there’s a long way to go. Our objective with #BeKindtoTheMind is to reach out to people who don’t have access to mental health services otherwise. We would like to extend our help to those suffering from mental health issues and provide them with a reassurance that we are here to help them in whatever way we can. We hope that we can create a positive difference for everyone going through these challenging times.”
In order to stamp out the stigma and make mental health care accessible to all, Mpower has organised #EarForYou Sessions – These are free 20 Minute Online Counselling Sessions on World Mental Health Day i.e. 10th of October 2020. People from any part of the country who need mental health support and counselling via Zoom Calls can connect with therapists (Psychiatrists/Psychologists) at Mpower.
Backed by Aditya Birla Education Trust, Mpower is a holistic mental health care initiative, which has become the pioneer of mental health awareness in the country. Since its inception, Mpower aims to create an ecosystem where people with mental health concerns and their caregivers receive professional support, care and acceptance to facilitate their recovery, without facing discrimination or shame. With the help of holistic care, interventions and treatments that are world-class and multi-disciplinary, Mpower is dedicated to ending the stigma associated with mental health. Mpower hopes to help in bringing about change in the public perception of coping with mental health concerns. Currently, Mpower's clinical footprint is in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Goa and Pilani.