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Spreading Awareness to Better Understand and Manage Mental Health Issues

March 29, 2023 4:14 am
Kriti Adlakha

Every individual diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder is essentially an individual who is striving to achieve a state of well-being, just like anyone of us. Bipolar disorder can be a life-long mental health problem that mainly affects a person’s mood. It can cause extreme swings in an individual’s mood, energy, activity levels, concentration, and the ability to carry out daily tasks.

People suffering from this disorder face discrimination and marginalization from the community in various ways. Stigma often comes from lack of understanding or fear. Inaccurate information or misleading accounts of mental illness, available on various media platforms, contribute to both those factors. The negative attitudes of the society also lead to internalized shame, that people with this mental illness develop about their condition.

A vector image illustrating mental health awareness with the text "Mental Health is equally important as Physical Health"

The vision of World Bipolar Day is to spread awareness around bipolar disorders around the globe and to eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of World Bipolar Day is to bring the world population information about bipolar disorders that will educate and improve sensitivity towards the illness.

Stigma around mental illnesses in various communities can be a major barrier for accessing mental health services. In many cultures, people might be averse to seeking professional help for mental illness to avoid trauma and shame for their family.

Also Read: Mental Health: How to Create Awareness & Break the Stigma

At REAN Foundation, we believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. The mental health assistant, Manasa, developed in collaboration with PATH empowers adolescents and young adults to improve their mental health awareness and ask questions without fear of judgment. It also provides information on a range of issues related to mental well-being, facilitating users to improve their understanding and feel empowered to ask for help when they need it. Let's work together to promote healthy minds and healthy lives for all!

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Kriti Adlakha

Effective marketing outreach campaigns for maximum brand mileage and a strong pipeline involve understanding customer challenges. Therefore, I believe that listening is the best trait of a good marketer.


A career-driven and target-oriented content marketing expert with a strong work ethic and extensive experience in the field. She specializes in creating brand messages and marketing strategies for differentiated brands by being their voice and spreading their brand image through words that make a powerful impact.


She ideates effective marketing outreach campaigns to gain maximum brand mileage by careful analysis and interpretation of the challenges faced by target customers. She believes that her best trait is that she is a good listener- a must-have trait for a successful marketer.


She is a Google Adwords certified professional who has completed her Executive Programme in Business Management, Business Administration and Management, General, from IIM Calcutta.


Her career journey started as an Assistant Manager, Marketing at Bennet, Coleman & Co. Limited (Times Group). She later went on to be a Manager at Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd and Marketing Manager at Affinity Express. She then worked as a Senior Marketing Manager and Marketing Manager at REAN Cloud. She has also worked as a Marketing Manager at CoreCompete LLC and a Product Marketing Manager at Hitachi Vantara. At present, she is a professional Marketing Communication Consultant and Content Strategist at REAN Foundation.

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