World Mental Health Day 2020
This year, World Mental Health Day comes in the midst of a global pandemic. In the last few months we have seen health-care workers provide care in difficult circumstances, students adapt to online education, workers fear and experience the loss of livelihoods, and millions slip back into poverty.
This has brought on a mental health crisis, not just for people with pre-existing conditions, but for everyone, including mental health professionals! This is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is increased investment in mental health – Greater access with greater investment.
So the need for investment in mental health – to build systems and processes in communities, and digital infrastructure to deliver quality care is the need of the hour. Join Inspiron now by supporting the #AreYouOkay? campaign – that is designed to build a network of mental health professionals and ambassadors working to foster community well-being. Spread the word and be a part of the change!
This World Mental Health Day, Inspiron Psychological Well-being Centre supported by the Government of Karnataka would like to pay tribute to all the Mental Health Warriors who have relentlessly worked to ensure the well-being of our community. Please join the campaign in two simple steps:
- Share your name and photo which will be featured in a unique video
- Share this page with your network and get more mental health professionals to join us
#AreYouOK? is supported by...
C. N. Ashwath Narayan
Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
Dr Rajani Parthasarathy
Deputy Director, (Mental Health) Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka
Dr K Sudhakar
Minister for Medical Education, Government of Karnataka
C N Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka points out that mental health is critical to leading a good life – and the first step towards it is to talk about it.
Dr Rajani Parthasarathi, Deputy Director, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka points out, the coronavirus pandemic has precipitated a mental health pandemic too, and the strength of our response is in the strength of our communities. We need to support each other!
Quick evaluation tools
Focusing on this year’s theme of greater investment, greater access, we have developed a set of tools that can be used for quick evaluation of common issues, enabling everyone to recognise common issues and seek the support they need.