These 5 Charts Tell Where We Stand on Mental Health and Why Swayam Foundation’s Mindspace is an Initiative to Look Forward To


Source : Report published by Live Love Laugh foundation.

It is an inevitable need of the hour to sensitize and educate people about symptoms of mental illness. On the other hand, it is equally important to normalizing the idea of seeking support for mental illness. Mindspace 2018 is an attempt to create an open discussion and start a dialogue with general public, with the help of experts on this subject. Swayam Foundation has put together this initiative to help create a more inclusive environment for people with mental illness.



When and Where- Sunday, 7 October 2018 – India International Center, New Delhi (Sunday, 7 October 2018)

Event Flow:

11:00 am | Opening Address
‘Young People and Mental Health’
Dr Sonal Mathur, Sangath (Delhi), NIMHANS (Bangalore)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Safe Space: Stories of Hope
Sharing by survivors and caregivers

2:00- 3:15 pm | Panel discussion
‘The Mental Health Care Act 2017: Challenges, Insights and Reality’
Dr Nimesh Desai, Director, IHBAS, Professor of Psychiatry, Delhi, CEO- State mental health Authority (SMHA)
Dr Aruna Broota, Psychologist, Delhi
Ms Arvinder J Singh, Senior Volunteer, Trainer and Supervisor, Sanjivini Society for Mental Health
Mr Vasuman Khandelwal, Lawyer, Delhi
Ms Asha Khosa, Print and Television journalist

3:30 pm | Film Screening
I Remember…
An internationally awarded film based on true cases of Alzheimer’s

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