Taraki – aiming to abolish the negative stigma associated with male mental health in the Panjabi community
Taraki, a new social media campaign designed to encourage Panjabi men to speak more openly about mental health, is working towards eradicating the negative stigma attached to mental illness within the Panjabi community. The initiative, led by Shuranjeet Singh Takhar, aims to change the Panjabi culture by making people feel comfortable discussing such issues rather than bottling them up.
The forward facing and progressive nature of the project helps to shape a society where Panjabi men can be open and honest about their mental health experiences, normalising such conversation thus removing the stigma attached to shame and honour.
Taraki have been featured on BBC Asian Network’s Big Debate Show and you can listen back on BBC iPlayer from 1:44:30 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09j2z94
Taraki are looking for Panjabi men to share their experiences by emailing their stories to the initiative, so if you have a piece to share get in touch with them.