Details Announced For ‘It’s Ok Baat Karo’

7 April 2017

India’s first-ever youth only mental health campaign is being launched tomorrow, 8 April 2017. Titled ‘It’s Ok Baat Karo’, the event is focused on and dedicated to young people in India, helping deconstruct mental health and the stigma around it.

Through a series of talks and a multi-media exhibition curated with Instagram, the event is taking place days after a Mental Healthcare Bill was passed by the Indian government. It’ll feature stories of wellbeing from young Instagram users across India.

The exhibition features artwork by prominent mental health activist Reshma Valliappan, Shilo Shiv Suleman, artist and founder of Fearless Collective, along with a whole host of other names. It will explore the everyday struggles of mental health.

Dhruv Visvanath, a solo percussive acoustic guitarist will also be speaking with Jhilmil Breckenridge, a poet, author and mental health activist.

The aim is to start a movement in India that helps young people across backgrounds fight the rising tide of mental health stigma that they face everyday.

The exhibition starts at 11am while the talks go from 3 - 6 pm on 8 April 2017. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in August Kranti Marg in New Delhi.

Follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Their website goes live tomorrow.



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