Welcome to LonePack, a community of people who are passionate about advancing the cause of mental health. It's our aim to shatter this stigma surrounding mental health and our dream to create a world where battles against mental health are not fought in the shadows anymore.
On World Mental Health Day - October 10, 2018, LonePack is launching the #MentalHealthMatters campaign. The common reaction to mental health is mainly ignorance, followed by indifference. Yet we need to acknowledge that mental health is the basis for the holistic wellbeing of an individual irrespective of your gender, race, religion, age or sexual orientation; mental illness affects all strata of society. #MentalHealthMatters for EVERYONE.
The topic of mental health is stigmatized in India but the first step towards changing that is to speak up about it and spark a conversation. The need to speak out about the importance of mental health awareness is growing and hence we would like you to come forth and share your stories with us. You can do so anonymously by writing to us, or sharing a short video about why you believe #MentalHealthMatters. Whatever be your medium, don’t be afraid to speak out and #ShatterTheStigma!!
Talking about the event that was held in collaboration with the NGO LonePack, Gayatri said, “The idea is to find a receptive, conducive audience to highlight issues and share talent. With this month’s theme being mental health awareness, we want to do away with taboos and the general perception about mental health.”
... a city-based group is trying to reach out to these people by handing them a letter with an encouraging word - not from a professional counsellor, but from children they've never met. ... LonePack a forum started by a group of engineering graduates to create awareness on mental health issues among youth ...
... depression, anxiety and even suicide were a recurring theme among many poets and performers. So, the current edition of the multi-city event will be on mental health, to encourage people to speak up about it. ... their partner NGO LonePack, which works on spreading awareness about mental health issues.
Name : Samiya Nasim
Occupation: Data Analyst at McKinsey
At LonePack: Strategy & Outreach
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Name : Naveen H
Occupation: Developer at Zoho
At LonePack: Resident Tech Genius
About me: Love building things with code, reading and learning new things. Red Devil for life!
Name : Siddhaarth S
Occupation: BI & Analytics Consultant, Thorogood Associates
At LonePack: Grammar Nazi who primarily works on content and marketing
About me: Love reading, ocassionally dabble in poetry. Huge movie buff and Red Devil for life !