Manathil Uruthi Vendum
Our 2016 mental health awareness event titled Manathil Uruthi Vendum was focused on Anti-Stigma in the south asian community. It is widely accepted and understood that there is a growing need to have an ongoing conversation within Tamil community regarding mental health and mental illness. Tamil community is still suffering with stigma due to lack of knowledge about mental health and mental illness, and cultural barriers. Cultural thinking and behaviors restricts the members from engaging in open discussions about mental illness and seeking appropriate help. This could potentially create the danger of oversight where members have not understood the importance of learning positive coping skills in order to maintain good mental health and cope with adverse situations.
- Men’s Mental Health Association
- Fidget Toys
- Choosing Gratitude
- Shalini Dance