Paying attention to mental health is just as important as your physical health. Mental health must be prioritised and therefore it is important to spread awareness about mental illness and eradicate the stigma attached with it. On this World Mental Health Day, &TV actors Farhana Fatema (Shanti Mishra) of Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai?, Sonali Nikam (Keerti Kaul) of Mauka-E-Vardaat – Operation Vijay, Kenisha Bhardwaj (Nisha Agarwal) of Ghar Ek Mandir-Kripa Agrasen Maharaj Ki, Himani Shivpuri (Katori Amma) of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, and Shubhangi Atre (Angoori Bhabi) of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai raise awareness about mental health issues and share healthy lifestyle tips.
Farhana Fatema seen as Shanti Mishra in &TV’s Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai shares, “In our fast-paced lives, we often forget that it is imperative to maintain mental wellbeing along with staying fit. Since I love dancing, I ensure that I indulge in routine dance sessions to relieve myself of stress and also stay happy and energised.” Sonali Nikam seen as Keerti Kaul in &TV’s Mauka-E-Vardaat – Operation Vijay shares, “I like to strike a healthy work-life balance to ensure that I do not exert myself beyond a limit. I try to take out a couple of hours each day for meditation session. It not only has a calming effect on me, but also rejuvenates me.” Sharing similar thoughts, Kenisha Bhardwaj seen as Nisha Agarwal in &TV’s Ghar Ek Mandir-Kripa Agrasen Maharaj Ki shares, “Meditation is food for my soul like acting is to my body. However busy my day would be, I never fail to start it without 15 minutes of yoga and meditation. While I love my job, I also ensure that it does not come in the way of my mental wellbeing. Meditation for me, is a way to get closer to the almighty and establishing a deeper connection with him, so it is a very crucial part of my regular life.” Himani Shivpuri seen as Katori Amma in &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan says, “I practise controlled breathing and meditation, as it helps me stay focused, brings positive energy, and relieves stress. Mental wellbeing is often considered as a leisure activity, and it takes a backseat, but this is the mentality we need to change.” Shubhangi Atre seen as Angoori Bhabi in &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai says, “Mental wellbeing is extremely crucial as it impacts thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. I practice yoga to achieve personal, emotional, and spiritual growth and development. Apart from this, I also have dance as a part of my routine as it makes me happy and full of life.”