Mind your Health

 In Reflections

In 2019, an event hosted by ReliveNow, had female speakers from different businesses who
emphasized the role of mental health and seeking mental health help for women. Women
globally face many difficulties and issues. Depression is not only the most common women's
mental health problem but may be more persistent in women than men. This shows the plethora
of issues that women face. The conference addressed these issues with speakers dealing with
these issues on a large scale.

The speakers included:

Jehan Ara

Head of the Nest i/o and a member of the Prime Minister's Task Force on IT and
Telecom and Punjab Board of Investment and Trade.

Saba Khalid

Founder of Aurat Raaj, a Pakistani NGO that focuses on creating awareness
regarding female hygiene.

Erum Khan,

MBBS and psychotherapist with 3+ years of experience in the field pf
psychotherapy.

Gitanjali Banerjee

Founder of fertility dost, an NGO operating in India regarding infertility
counselling and couple support therapy.

The speakers addressed issues of social shunning in case of infertility, lack of awareness and the
stigma attached to female menstrual health, and issues faced by women in the workforce. The
discussion concluded that women in all spheres of life face difficulties that impact their mental
health negatively. There is a dire need to raise awareness regarding seeking mental health help
and removing the stigma attached to seeking counselling and therapy. The session was
interactive with the audience participating in the conversation and getting their questions
answered from the experts.

 

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