OnMyMind – Young people and Mental health in a changing world
- 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
- FB live @ElixirIndiaOrg
The mental health of young people has been significantly impacted by the COVID19 crisis. With widespread global lockdowns, the looming threat of contracting COVID19 and the loss of loved ones, the past year has been a challenging time. During this time, the prevalence of anxiety and depression has risen dramatically among young people and remains at an all-time high.
This worsening of mental health can be attributed to disruptions to access to mental health services, the wide-ranging impacts of school closures, and a labour market crisis that is disproportionately affecting young people.
Understanding the issues that young people have faced during this time is instrumental in making sure that we can co create solutions for young people and decrease the burden of mental health related issues. As we chart the path of COVID recovery, it becomes an important consideration for us to prioritise mental health as an important agenda.
In the words of Glenn Close, what mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour and more unashamed conversation. With this in mind, we in partnership with UNICEF and YuWaah bring you the #OnMyMind Dialogue, an open mental health discourse that aims to understand the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of young people, by engaging in conversation with leading industry experts from diverse fields. We bring together leaders from mental health, academia, civil society and the private sector, to reflect on the silent pandemic that has raged across the Indian landscape.
Join us for an insightful discussion, this World Mental Health Day, and contribute to the dialogue on mental wellbeing.