“Whether your illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness,
and there should be no distinction.” – Michelle Obama
India had the highest suicide rate in the South East Asia region in 2016, according to 2019 WHO report. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door or even be your closest friend. The numbers keep rising each and every year and still the mental health doesn’t seem to attain the importance it honestly needs. Many think the people suffering from this are just lazy or making it up. There is also a misconception that these people are either crazy, possessed by demons, violent, out of control and/or unsafe. These stigmatising assumptions need to be dismissed.
I always wanted to raise my voice on issues that are not given much importance to make this world a better place to live in.
This artwork is by Tanisha Baisane. She is 16 years old. She has always wanted to raise her voice on global issues that are often neglected but are important to talk about. For this reason, she always tries to create art that is meaningful.