Mental Health Poem-Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

Do you feel anxious? Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you feel alone? You are not alone!

Listen to this poem I wrote about how different people are dealing with Mental Illness around us masking themselves behind those smiles and waking up daily to find a purpose and a ray of hope.

Poem language: Hindi

Mental Illness is a serious health issue and should not be taken lightly. If you know anyone who may be going through this, PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE them.

Seek out professional help or call Helplines:

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CALL – 022-25521111

Living With Mental Illness is not easy. A mental health warrior is not a victim player or attention seeker.

Every year 800 000 people die due to suicide, while few succeed in their attempt, at least 20 others attempt suicide at the same time, every 40 seconds.

Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. Yet a lot of stigma and shame is associated with people with mental disorders. Depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD are not just fancy terms for mental illnesses, people who live with such illness fight a unique fight within themselves.

They have to wear a mask and live a dual facet life just to protect their vulnerabilities and state of mind. We as a society lack empathy and fail to provide a safe space for people who are suffering from some mental illnesses.

We need better listeners and genuine empaths to support someone. And this change begins with self, I am trying my best to be the change for myself and the people around me through my blogs, poetry, and videos.

The best way to normalize mental health is to TALK about it. Any contribution to raising mental health awareness is vital as there is a dearth of awareness, hence hesitate to open up and get timely treatment.

with love,

Priyanka Nair


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