My name is Asawari and I am 67 years old.
I have undertaken this campaign because I believe mental health is not given the same importance as physical health. We go to a doctor when we fall ill, but we do not seek help when we feel anxious or depressed. The death of a prominent Bollywood actor took mental health to the main headlines. But the depressing reality is that, when poor people experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or a range of other mental health disorders, these individuals do not make headlines. They simply become a statistic.
Living below the poverty line while dealing with mental health problems creates serious challenges. For example, adults with mental illness who are living in poverty often face decreased productivity, higher health care costs and poor overall health.
Please fund my campaign as a simple act of kindness on your part can have a profound impact on the lives of many.