Top 10 Mobile Apps to Combat Mental Health

Mental health is an essential factor at every phase of life, from childhood to adulthood. With the growing generation, mental health illness is becoming a serious issue worldwide, where people are busy with their workload and neglecting their mental wellbeing.

Half of the people concerned with mental illness are reluctant to seek treatment for their mental health in fear of being stigmatised, or there might also be some financial explanations. Because of such circumstances, there have been new amended alternatives to take good care of your mental health and prevent adverse consequences.

Continue reading “Top 10 Mobile Apps to Combat Mental Health”

Brutal Truths About Stigma of Mental Health

Mental health involves effective functioning in daily activities, which would result in healthy relationships, being productive at work and the ability to regulate your own emotions.

Mental health is the foundation of feelings, communication, learning and self-esteem. Mental health is also fundamental to healthy relationships and emotional wellbeing. Mental illness refers to all diagnosed mental health disorders, from personal anxiety to behaving with distress in society. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 19% of adults experience mental illness, about one in 5 adults. 4.1 % have serious mental health issues.

Continue reading “Brutal Truths About Stigma of Mental Health”

YUVA President as Symposium Speaker at Middlesex University

We have immense pleasure to announce YUVA President Krishna Athal’s participation as Speaker at the Symposium at Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch).

The MDX Media Cluster, a student-led society at the university, is organising a symposium with theme “The Global Community: Building The Next Step” on Saturday 20th February 2016 from 10:00 until 13:00.



We live in a world where we’ve ended up living in a system, in a cycle. As the world’s problems become more global in reach, how can people’s domain of altruism be extended accordingly? What concrete steps can be taken to strengthen the bonds of the community?

The purpose of this event is to act as a catalyst for the youth, to change our mind-set and face the truth as it is. As well, this event aims at impacting on our individual lives in light of dynamic global pressures, with calls to action over the next few years and beyond.


The symposium shall adopt a similar style to the successful and energetic style format of TEDx events with a mix of short thought-provoking clips and interventions, probing interactive talks along with a lively audience.

The organising body aims to have a good cross cutting panel of speakers representing various fields related to the theme of the symposium, with different point of views as well. The latter shall normally consist of a maximum of four orators.

Date and Time

10:00 – 13:00 on Saturday, February 20, 2016


The organising body aims to attract a good cross section of youngsters aged between 17 and 25 inclusive. The symposium will be open to the general public as long as they fit in the targeted age group.

Programme schedule

Screenshot 2016-02-09 19.23.28

Krishna Athal’s intervention

YUVA President Krishna Athal would be speaking mostly on the points that he had raised in his article entitled, “What’s the Point of being a Youth?“.

  • 35% of the population of the African continent is young people
  • To include the youth in decision-making and to fight back the elders
  • Our weapons: to build up a solid, and more important a sustainable, reputation
  • To shift from immature, irresponsible and untrustworthy branding to that of a responsible, innovative and trustworthy youth African community
  • “If you want the right thing, then start doing the right thing!”

If you wish to attend the event, register on