By Prema Kapoor
Every year, on October 10th, mental health is recognized to bring attention to the struggles many people face, and to end the stigma the surrounds mental health.
World Mental Health Day was first initiated by the World Health Organization in 1992, and now has over 150 countries participating in the event. WHO’s main objectives are to raise awareness for mental health issues and assemble more efforts towards helping those suffering from different mental illnesses.
While anyone can be affected by mental illness, it is important to remember that it does not—and never will—define a person. As Jameela Jamil said, “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.”