Mental Illness Education
The Mind-Life Project with Life Surfers started an online campaign on Instagram for Mental Illness education. Where the IG campaign was from June 2020 to August 2020. We continue our Youtube channel to help spread awareness about mental health and counselling
Katha- Tumhari Meri (September - October 2020)
Katha is an Instagram Campaign for peer support through shared Mental health experience.
We focussed on young adults’ sharing their lived experience of mental health issues to enable others to find strength, accept their own as well as other’s experiences of mental ill health and struggles. Youth shared their stories through Instagram Live sessions, videos or write ups. We impacted close to 10thousand youth to make a difference & take a step towards creating a mental health aware society through peer support.
Campaign leads- Aanishka agrawal, Ira agrawal
PCOS Awareness (September 2020)
September is the PCOS awareness month and we engaged with Dr. Anita Soni and Dr. Avnatina Sharma Bhadari to help create awareness and disseminate accurate information about PCOS. We focussed on PCOS development and management through medical assistance, lifestyle management and improving general wellness through holistic changes.
One in every five Indian women (20%) are diagnosed with PCOS. It is increasing at an alarming rate. People should be made more aware about it. If not treated on time, it can lead to ramifications, and can lead to serious health impacts. It can be treated by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet plan. Following a healthy exercise regime and controlled eating habits can reduce the severity of PCOS.
Campaign leads- Anjana Gauri, Deepa Sharma, Nihaarika Mehta
Suicide Prevention & Awareness (September 2020)
We ran a month long campaign for Suicide Awareness and Prevention. We focused of explaining Suicide, myths and exact Indian statistics and action can be taken to prevent it.
According to WHO, Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. 𝐒𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. Effective and evidence-based interventions can be implemented at population, sub-population and individual levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts. There are indications that for each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide.
Campaign leads- Aanishka Agrawal, Ira Agrawal
World Mental Health Day- 10th October 2020
Life Surfers was the co-host and event partners for Move for Mental Health -Let’s Invest as World Mental health Day event on 10th October 2020. We were partners with Manah Wellness, White Swan Foundation , Arogya World, Lets Talk and Global Dignity. Life Surfers and The Mind-Life Project pledged support to Young Adult Mental Health with Youth for Youth. A trained mental health peer support initiative, for universities and campuses across India.