BU Aalekh ’24: A motivational talk about mental health

BU Aalekh ’24:  A motivational talk about mental health
Session on how to manage stress and anxiety
By Disha Kapoor

The Learning Resource Centre and CEREBRUM organized an exclusive motivational talk session for the inauguration of Aalekh 2K24 on March 20th at Bennett University. The session featured distinguished guest speakers Ms. Radhika Kawlra Singh, an Olympic mind coach, and Ms. Mimansa Singh Tanwar, a leading clinical psychologist. They aimed to address the growing concerns surrounding stress and anxiety, and to empower individuals with effective strategies for managing these mental health challenges.

The guests urged the attendees not to dismiss their mental well-being and just like there is physical aid, an individual should also get psychological or mental aid whenever needed. The speakers emphasized the importance of raising awareness about mental health and highlighted the significance of caring for our minds as diligently as we care for our bodies.
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“Just because you post about mental health doesn’t mean you are spreading awareness, the reality is that 75% people don’t seek psychological aid because of lack of awareness or resources, so we really need to understand our role in society and do our part,” leading clinical psychologist, Ms Mimansa Singh Tanwar, said. The speaker sheds light on how social media is affecting our mental health and impacting our relationships with individuals.

They talked about how relationships always require efforts and rather than just constantly judging and trying to look for the perfect love, people should do self-reflection and move away from social media for a bit and just think about their strengths and weaknesses to gain insights about themselves to maintain proper relationships in life. “Question your inner instincts and don’t be afraid to ask questions in a relationship because the only thing that will set you free is the truth in a relationship,” Olympic mind coach Radhika Kalra Singh, said.

The session involved multiple questions by the host and the guest speakers answered all of them with the factual knowledge they had, they talked a lot about how one can manage stress and anxiety. They also emphasised the fact that individuals should not use words like depression or anxiety lightly as they are well-researched serious problems that people face.

“The session was very insightful and interesting especially for us as our generation is more vocal about such issues, we can make a difference and help create a sensitive and mindful environment wherein people feel safe and comfortable in getting help or talking about their problems,” Mridvika Prashar, currently pursuing bachelor's in journalism and mass comm., said.

The event concluded with a Q&A session, allowing participants to engage directly with the speakers and gain further insights into specific concerns related to stress and anxiety management. The attendees were left with a sense of optimism and a commitment to implementing positive changes in their lives. The organisers expressed their gratitude to the guests by providing them with a token of appreciation.

Overall, the motivational talk served as a beacon of hope and empowerment, highlighting the importance of mental health and proactively managing stress and anxiety to lead a happier and healthier life.

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