Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has urged people with mental health issues to seek help and not hide it by promoting mental health awareness. In support of a campaign called #StampOutStigma, Riteish posed with a tweet that reads: “It’s ok to not be ok but it’s not ok to not seek help”.
Recently Riteish tweeted a photograph of himself holding a placard that reads: “It’s ok to not be ok but it’s not ok to not seek help”. He wrote, “Let’s #StampOutStigma against mental health. Take a photo with a placard that says ‘It’s ok to not be ok’ & challenge your friends to do the same. I challenge Harsh Goenka, Ajinkya Rahane and Aaditya Thackeray to raise their voice.”
He also thanked activist Neerja Birla for being the force behind the campaign, aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination towards people who experience mental health problems.