Awareness walk on Mental Health Day

Awareness walk on Mental Health Day

A non-profit organisation, “Teen It Up”, today observed Mental Health Day by organising a walk. The aim of the walk was to make the masses aware about the importance of the day. - File photo

Ludhiana, October 10

A non-profit organisation, “Teen It Up”, today observed Mental Health Day by organising a walk. The aim of the walk was to make the masses aware about the importance of the day.

Started by young girls Mannat Kalra and Nitya Mahajan, along with a team of 20 like minded teenagers, “Teen It Up”, organised “The Teens stride - Together let’s champion mental health one step at a time”, an mental health awareness walk today. The walk started at 7:30 am and culminated at 9 am covering the stretch from Community Park, BRS Nagar, to Kipps Market, Sarabha Nagar.

The cause and effect could be heard in streets of Ludhiana as participants raised slogans like “1, 2, 3 teens cannot be unseen,” and “It’s okay if you’re broke cause mental health is not a joke” during the walk. Eighty teens participated in the walk. Dr Priyanka Kalra motivated all present on the occasion. City teens tried to create awareness keeping in view this year’s theme, “Mental healthcare for all- Let’s make it a reality”. — TNS

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