Many youngsters are suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. Aamir’s message for these youth is that people should start talking about mental hygiene, as much as they talk about physical hygiene.
Being a humanitarian and social activist at heart, he has contributed to several social campaigns. One important social issue, which he often highlights, is mental health, which is often not taken seriously in India.
He wrote on Instagram, “#worldmentalhealthweek2019: Emotional hygiene is as important as Physical hygiene. Being aware and sharing difficult emotions relieves stress. Physical exercise also can beat stress. Tackling it early prevents Depression. Anyone can suffer from Depression. Timely help works. #Drharish139.”
Aamir Khan has been spreading awareness around mental health and depression for a long time. The actor covered the topic in his well-acclaimed television show Satyamev Jayate. Through his show, he not only talked about the stigma attached to the disease but also gave a platform to people who are working in the field and clear misconceptions about mental ailments.