Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson of Mpower, an Aditya Birla Education Trust spoke to Republic TV about the movie-campaign #SunoDekhoKaho which was launched to spread awareness about mental health. The campaign for the World Suicide Prevention Day, which was observed on September 10. Speaking to Republic TV about the initiative, Neerja Birla highlighted on the importance of awareness about mental health. Stating that there are a lot of people who are not informed about the signs and symptoms of mental problems, she added that spreading awareness can help in tackling the problem.
"We launched the campaign for the World Suicide Prevention Day. It has done really well, we have touched over 6 million people. We want to touch as many lives as possible. We have to create awareness about mental health. There are a lot of misconceptions that can get washed away if there is awareness about it. A lot of people don't know what are the causes of mental health and how to tackle it," Neerja Birla said speaking in the matter.
About the #SunoDekhoKaho campaign, she stated that it has been launched to create awareness about how an issue, no matter how small it is, can be solved.
"We encourage everyone to #SunoDekhoKaho and help those in need to speak up and seek help. At Mpower, we strongly believe in stamping out stigma by increasing awareness and promoting acceptance. We urge everyone to become more sensitised to mental health and champion the cause with us," she added.
Neeraj Birla also pointed out the importance of red flags which can be any signs or symptoms coming in the way of the person in day life. She asserted that the symptom can be a normal thing that happens to a person every day, adding that if it comes in the way of normal-everyday living, it is a red flag.
This #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, let's look at shifting our perspectives by eliminating stigma, focus on listening & understanding the language of Mental well-being, before it's too late.#StampOutStigma #SunoDekhoKaho pic.twitter.com/CQfoL6bv5k— @MpowerMinds (@mpowerminds) September 9, 2019