Normalising the mental health concept in Bangladesh with Mindly | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 07, 2020

Normalising the mental health concept in Bangladesh with Mindly

A recently initiated platform in Bangladesh, Mindly, is working for mental health and well-being and focusing on creating mass awareness through an intensive online campaign. The platform is also offering free online counselling sessions during this COVID-19 lockdown to the people who are in need through a pool of mental health experts. Mindly dreams of a world where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.

As part of its awareness campaign, Mindly is arranging an online programme called "Moner Bari." Prominent figures such as Sara Zaker, Dr Mehtab Khanam, Meher Afroz Shaon, Rafiyath Rashid Mithila, Iresh Zaker, Dr Abdun Nur Tushar, Azmeri Haq Badhon, Dr Farah Deeba, Dr Helal Uddin Ahmed, and some other leaders from different sectors were kind enough to participate so far and share their experiences and perceptions about mental health. This show has been able to grab the attention of the masses. People are showing the intention to come out from their comfort zone and talk about mental health issues they face in their daily lives.

Nazmus Saleh Sakib, Co-Founder and CEO of Mindly, mentioned, "Our perceptions of physical and mental health are surprisingly different! Mindly aspires to solve the lack of mental health awareness and insufficient support for mental discomforts at an individual, organisational and policy level to create an inclusive society where there will be a fine harmony between physical, mental and social well-being and, people will have access to mental health care whenever they want to and wherever they are from."

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