Covid 19 has taken away a lot of society’s choices and opportunities these past one and a half years. People usually turn to extreme actions, when they feel they have run out of options and have no more choices before them. Primarily a desperate reaction born out of fear and isolation. Opening up communications and bridging the gap between corporates and communities, will be a good starting point to give youths the tools and the information inaccessible mediums, where they can easily stand behind. While banishing the taboo surrounding these issues, to be able to create inspirational videos to act as an example and an invitation for all generations to heed. Many youths tend to ignore their mental health especially so in these trying times, as they watch the rest of the world suffer through the pandemic, and think that they are not worthy of finding relief or solutions for themselves, leading to depression, violent outbursts and suicide. We are taking this opportunity to talk about these topics openly and bring into focus the truth that many of us suffer in silence and just need the opportunity for self-expression and more choices for us, which will lead to a better mindset for ourselves, our families and our communities.
Let’s find a way to get rid of the growing compassion fatigue to the labels and terms of mental issues and the idea that it still is a taboo topic, wrestling with this has turned old and tired over the years. Instead, pivot to bring an air of open understanding and compassion to people suffering from this invisible pain we carry with us day-to-day. Just ignore the old path of resistance and start over with designing a new way of communicating this. Through images, sound and video, through arts and cultural communication which expresses our inner words and tone of voice in a more compelling and intuitive way.