On October 10th, each year is the International Mental Health Day. A day that reminds us of an experience, an issue, a life/ medical condition and more...
The phenomenon of mental health is wide-spread, often hidden, not talked about or acknowledged by those affected and those around the ‘affected’. A form of health state or illness that is constantly stigmatized and/ or ignored. Mental health issues need urgent and responsive attention by families, teachers, medical practitioners, policy makers, media persons, corporates and all of us at large.
This annual event is an attempt at making the mental health discourse ‘public’.
In an effort to promote important social issues through the visual and performing arts, the Kriti team has been organising MindReels since the year 2011.
With films and discussions as the primary mediums of sharing on this subject, this October 2013 we expand the forms of communication. In the third year of MindReels by Kriti team, we present a LecDem which will include:
- A talk cum slide show on 'Perceptions of Mental Health: Stigma, Faith Healing and the Society' by Dr Parvez Imam - a journey through various shrines and places that offer faith healing solutions to communities in a bid to understand and explore any common grounds where the twain can meet.
- A musical presentation of Kabir's poetry/ dialogue with a survivor - Prateeksha Saba Sharma on the 'Relevance of Music Therapy in recovering from mental illness'
The LecDem will be interactive, musical and experiential, and we hope supportive too.
23rd October 2013
7 pm onwards upto 9 pm @Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
(nearest metro stations are Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium, Jor Bagh and Khan Market.)
This is an open to public event. Thank you to the India Habitat Centre for their venue support.
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