Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
Mental Health Day 2021: Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. And the day before the world celebrates World Mental Health Day 2021October 10 Bollywood OG yogini Malaika Arora highlighted the same. She talked about how important it is to pay attention to our emotional state and how yoga helped her through a life crisis.
World mental health day will be celebrated on Sunday 10 October this year. Saturday 9 October Malaika took to Instagram to invite her followers to share her mental health stories with her and made a little confession of her own.
In his post Malaika talked about how she used to think she was bulletproof. However, one day it suddenly dawned on her that she was not emotional proof. During the first few yoga sessions Malaika there was a breakdown, and her tears did not stop. Yoga helped her weather the storm inside her.
Malaika signed her postHere’s a little confession. I thought I was bulletproof until it dawned on me that I was not immune from emotion. My mind started playing games with me that I didn’t know the rules. I survived thanks to yoga. the day I was in the first few yoga classes and my tears never stopped. I SURVIVED AN INTERNAL STORM. I will never call myself bulletproof because none of us are. I will call myself stable and on the path of constant striving to become mentally, physically and emotionally healthy. “
World Mental Health Day is celebrated around the world to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. According to WHO, the day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to share their work and the efforts required to make mental health care a reality for people around the world.
This year’s theme for Mental Health Day is Mental Health in an Unequal World. It highlights the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of people, especially the health of and other frontline workers, students, singles and people with pre-existing mental health conditions.