Dr. Ayesha Mian and Shanzeh Rizvi went live on Instagram on the 16th of October as part of Synapse’s October events to commemorate Mental Health Awareness month. They answered questions that were asked by people using an Instagram poll on the Synapse account’s story. The topics touched upon included how parents can talk to kids and role model emotional wellness and intelligence, as well as anger management which makes it easier for children to open up.
Dr. Ayesha Mian also provided tips on how to manage Covid stress and anxiety, as well as what to do in the event of witnessing or experiencing panic attacks or outbursts in public. Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, depression, struggles with suicide ideation and depersonalization, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder were touched upon during the Instagram live. Most of the questions sent in were parents enquiring on how to facilitate open conversations and engage with children.