Do Your Thng Launches Mental Health Campaign
In the current context, debates and conversations around mental health have increased with over 90 million Indians suffering from mental health issues. The pandemic and lockdown have resulted in people feeling lonely and uncared for, highlighting the need for healthy mental wellbeing practices. What is also needed is to highlight the importance of an open and welcome environment to have better conversations around mental health.
Prioritizing one’s mental fitness has now become of utmost importance to lead a good, healthy life. To promote the much-talked-about “mental health”, Do Your Thng, a Creator First Community has partnered with “Let’s TALK”, a volunteer-driven mental health support organization to offer free mental health support for people in distress. They, together have rolled a mental health campaign called “Baat Karenge toh Baat Banegi” on social media platforms.
Finding a professional who can support people in their most vulnerable moments is a huge step in taking charge of one's mental health. Thus, this campaign by DYT & Let’s TALK was launched on June 15th with creators and influencers, many of whom have expressed interest in scheduling sessions with therapists and experts to talk about their feeling of isolation, loneliness, work stress etc.
“The whole reason for having a campaign like this was to help the larger community. We are also planning on holding webinars on stress, anxiety and depression by prominent psychologists focused on triggering a conversation in the creator community. No doubt, nowadays the chatter around mental health has increased, but people still don't know how to identify the signs of distress or that of mental fatigue” says Ankit Agarwal, Founder, Do Your Thng.
DYT has been a pioneer in prioritizing psychological safety and ending the stigma around mental health. The company’s campaign last month, called #EndTheStigma, was well received amongst the influencers.
Let’s TALK was rolled as a volunteer-run initiative providing mental health support to people in distress during COVID-19. Supported by more than 100 Volunteers, Let’s TALK services are free and available from 6 am in the morning to 12 midnight by calling 844 844 9428.
Dr. Ashwin Naik, Founder Manah Wellness and Founding Member of Let’s TALK shared “Mental health and wellbeing is not a good-to-have, but a must-have component of any community-centric organization. It is even more critical in fields like creative arts and media where there is tremendous pressure and scrutiny. Launching this campaign with Do Your Thng, which is a creator first community is a huge honour for all of us. Being a volunteer driven organization, we are aligned in our mission, and we look forward to supporting the creative community. We believe that when like-minded organizations come together, magic can happen.”