Small Talk Deep Talk: Counseling at your Mall Step:
Poddar Foundation led by Dr. Prakriti Poddar, took up the baton to bring Mental Health Awareness Week where visitors and shopkeepers were provided free counseling to make them aware of the growing risk of mental health issues and to highlight their own personal resources in order to combat behavioral and emotional issues.
This was done in one of the largest malls in Mumbai (R City Mall) with a footfall of about 40,000 people per day.
Additionally, we set up a street play, which highlighted life situations in Mumbai and the causes of depression and suicide and how to overcome them. The audiences were moved to tears and understood that there is a place to go to seek help.
A large number of people were counseled and set back on track towards hope and fulfillment.