Neerja Birla takes a step to Mpower men this International Men’s Day
Unfortunately, a large part of our nation has always believed that men are stronger than women, that it’s a taboo for men to express their feelings especially when it comes to crying. It’s a norm of manhood ‘Thou shall not feel’. It is so often forgotten that everybody including men, has equal freedom of expression - be it sorrow or extreme joy.
To stamp out this stigma, Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust, started Mpower. The Mpower movement aims to affect a positive change in the attitudes towards mental health.
Neerja Birla, took to Twitter and encouraged men to express their feelings.
Birla tweeted ‘This November join me in calling out stereotypes that prevent men from expressing their feelings and seeking help for their #MentalHealth concerns!’ This initiative started by Mrs Birla encourages each one of us to be a listening ear and a shoulder to weep on for our male friends, not forgetting that they are human too.
"Everyone gets depressed, be strong, plunge yourself into work and it'll go away!" #NoStigmaNovember@AryamanBirla join me in calling out stereotypes which prevent men from seeking help for their #MentalHealth concerns. Tag someone you know & encourage him to speak up too!(2/2)— Neerja Birla (@NeerjaBirla) November 15, 2019
To be a part of this movement use #NoStigmaNovember and tag a man you know to encourage him to speak up too!’
Bollywood Actor Suneil Shetty, Malini Aggarwal, Aryaman Birla have also joined the movement and pledged to a #NoStigmaNovember.
Over the years, Neerja Birla in her individual and professional capacity has endeavoured to empower individuals/societies to lead fulfilling and enriched lives through a host of initiatives, collaborations with various.