National, 09 December, 2020: With a mission to raise awareness surrounding mental wellness in the country, Mpower’s #SunoDekhoKaho campaign has successfully garnered over 31.3 Mn impressions across all digital media platforms, since its launch earlier last month. As a part of the campaign, a conversational video between Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Mpower, and Bollywood Icon Shri Amitabh Bachchan, was released on Mpower’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages on 5th November. Since then, the campaign has seen Indians across the spectrum speak up about mental health and lend their support to this movement.
Further adding to its impact, the #SunoDekhoKaho campaign was endorsed by top celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhaskar, Kubbra Sait, Tisca Chopra and Malini Agarwal who spoke about paying attention to, and noticing behavioral changes among our loved ones. These well-known Bollywood faces voiced their opinions and amplified the campaign’s reach and termed the conversation as crucial and insightful.
In the freewheeling conversational video, the two leaders Mrs. Birla and Mr. Bachchan touched upon the harsh realities of mental health, the challenges people face because of it, and steps society can take to handle the situation with compassion. Over the course of the conversation, the two also delved into the meaning behind #SunoDekhoKaho - ‘Suno’- someone who can lend an ear to someone who needs it, ‘Dekho’ – lookout for symptoms of illness and suffering individuals and ‘Kaho’ – help somebody, and spread the word and build awareness about mental health.
Speaking about the success of the campaign, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder & Chairperson, Mpower, said, “When we conceptualised the campaign, our endeavour was to destigmatise mental illness, and encourage people to open about their problems. Having a stalwart such as Mr. Bachchan join hands in our mission lent a powerful voice to the campaign, and enabled us to create a massive impact. I would like to thank all the media outlets who have sensitized the citizens about the campaign and each individual who has helped spread the word in his/her network. In just under a month, we have been able to cross 31.3 million impressions across Digital media, and I’m sure as we continue to create awareness about mental wellness, we will be able to reach a wider population in the country.”
The #SunoDekhoKaho campaign is aimed at encouraging people to listen, be watchful, and speak up to seek help. Mpower will provide support for all those in need and help them tackle mental health concerns.
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