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It’s okay not to be okay: BYJUites on their mental health journey and breaking stereotypes

Team StoryWeavers|October 11, 2022, 11:14 IST|
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So no one told you life was gonna be this way…

The best of us get bogged down by life, when we feel we aren’t doing enough, or that we’re doing everything we can, but the results aren’t satisfactory. We get so caught up in balancing work and life that we forget to acknowledge our own emotions. When was the last time we paused for a moment, and told ourselves, “It’s okay not to be okay”?

What do we mean when we tell ourselves, it’s okay to not be okay? Simply put, it means that your feelings and emotions are valid, and you have to accept them, no matter what they are. This World Mental Health Day, we’re attempting to raise awareness of mental health issues, open the door to discussions on the topic, and eliminate the stigma attached to something that should be spoken about freely. 

In this edition, four BYJUites take us through their mental health journey, how they manage their struggles, how BYJU’S as an organisation has created wellness solutions, and how fellow BYJUites have supported them during their mental health journey. We urge you to put mental health first and say, it’s okay not to be okay.

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Accepting the fact that it’s okay not to be okay is one of the first steps in supporting our mental health journey experiences. Not only are we accepting our emotions and thoughts, but we are also finding solutions, and investing time and effort into working on them. This World Mental Health Day, take a pledge to embrace mental health, shatter the stigma and prioritise emotions, at home and at work.

If you, or someone you know is dealing with mental health issues, contact an expert at after registering with your official BYJU’S id.

Sharing a story about your mental health journey can open doors and support others to share similar experiences. Do you also want to tell us about your mental health experience? If yes, comment below. We are all ears!

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About the Author

I'm Naqshib Nisar aka the Ministry of Happiness. A digital journalist who can write anything under the sun. When I'm not writing, I'm definitely discovering hidden gems of a city or exploring the food culture. Being a language enthusiast, I grasp words from songs I don't really understand. I'm mostly in the procaffeinating mode because coffee comes first. Hit me up if you ever want to find the best cappuccino and croissants in Bangalore.

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