World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health day. The term ‘mental health’ brings to mind an image of silent suffering. ‘Silent’ since unacknowledged by a society that remains ignorant and hence largely unaware that mental illness is also an illness, and not a taboo.

silence that defeats
a bird with a broken wing
fit body ill mind

by Lakshmi S. Menon



  1. Reblogged this on Stop the Stigma and commented:
    A bit late since October 10 was World Mental Health Day but there is no time like the present to be reminded of the pain suffered by this invisible condition.

    • Suffering is ‘date-less’ ! Awareness does help however 🙂

      • I think when it comes to mental health and chronic pain that are not apparent, people suffer even more…not being understood.

        • Absolutely. A silent pain that eats away at your vitality and reduces you to a shadow of what you are. But on the surface, nothing seems wrong and hence even people near you cannot relate.

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