- Actor Dia Mirza said forming and keeping a routine has helped her
- Daily exercise and meditation also helped Ms Mirza during COVID-19
- Ms Mirza recommended professional help for mental health issues
New Delhi: Actor Dia Mirza on Saturday (October 10) marked World Mental Health Day by sharing a list of things that have helped her to cope with mental health issues during the pandemic. The ‘Sanju’ actor began by stating how everyone should promise themselves to not feel shame in seeking help. Ms Mirza then went on to explain some of the things that have helped her to maintain her mental health during the pandemic.
1) Forming and keeping a routine (proper sleep, healthy and timely meals)
2) Daily Exercise and Meditation
3) Doing one thing every day that gives me joy
4) Forming a social bubble with responsible friends and family and meeting them (practicing all health protocols), she wrote in the caption.
“5) Spending time in nature (walk bare feet in the garden, watch birds and butterflies, water plants) 6) Staying away from toxic news channels and hate mongering 7) Being a part of solutions to help people,” she added.
The ‘Thappad’ actor went on to explain how mental health is as important as physical health.
“Mental health is as important as physical health. So let’s keep working together to build a healthy relationship with ourselves,” the 38-year-old actor wrote in the caption.
And MOST importantly always reach out for professional help and communicate with those we trust about how we are feeling, she added.
World Mental Health Day is observed to spread awareness about global mental health and to advocate the social stigma associated with it.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.