Ridhima, October 8, 2020

"I have particularly seen in South Asian communities that parents find it really hard to accept what their children are going through."

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Ridhima is a Time to Change Champion living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and severe depression. After experiencing difficult events in her life, she struggled to be heard by the people around her, and faced the misconceptions around mental health in her South Asian community. She now speaks at events to change attitudes and end the stigma around mental health.

This World Mental Health Day, Ridhima shares what she wants everyone to know about mental health.

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For all the progress we've made, lots of experiences have been left out of the 'mental health conversation'. Too often, mental health stigma continues to leave people feeling isolated and ashamed. That's why we're calling on everyone to open up to mental health this World Mental Health Day, and listen to people's experiences. 

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Too many people are made to feel ashamed. By sharing your story, you can help spread knowledge and perspective about mental illness that could change the way people think about it.