Well-being and the science of kindness
In my previous article, we learned how kindness can take different forms such as respect to human rights, empathy, and self-care. Beyond these values, how can we make kindness benefit our communities, workplaces and even the public mental health system?
With invited panelists from United for Global Mental Health, the World Health Organization Philippines, and BEAGIVER, the second part of this roundtable discussion highlights how kindness can be translated into a collective effort for better mental health and well-being.
Acknowledging the impact of COVID-19 across institutions and sectors, kindness is indeed a value that needs to be integrated within our systems and communities. It can also mean caring for everyone, especially those affected by mental health conditions, by holding people in powerful positions accountable for creating safer and more inclusive spaces for all and for ensuring access to services and care for those in need. To be kind means to be a champion of human rights and of our collective mental health.
Watch the second part of the roundtable discussion below:
Dr. Jasmine Vergara