WHY MEDI CLOWNING?

Suicide rates in India are rising faster than in the rest of the world.  India alone accounts for approximately 30 percent of the world’s suicide death.

With MeDi Clowning, people learn how to cope when they are going through hard times. We give our clients and patients practical exercises and tools they can use to manage stress and other negative emotions.

 Stress can have a tremendous negative impact on our physical and mental health. This occurs when people experience high levels of stress over a prolonged period of time. Stress can affect many parts of the body, i.e. your respiratory and cardiovascular system. It can sometimes have fatal consequences ie increases your risk of developing diabetes 2, high blood pressure, substance abuse, infertility and cancer, resulting in possible mental emotional and physical breakdowns.

Stress can also play a positive role in our lives. It gives us a boost before an exam or can motivate us to perform better in a new job. This is the good stress, which has positive effects for a limited period of time.

Did you know… as a result of stress:

  • 80% of worldwide illnesses are related to stress
  • India has the highest suicide rate for youth aged 15-29
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death among youth aged 10 – 24
  • In India, with 87% women reporting feeling stressed most of the time, has the highest stress record among females
  • 1 suicide takes place every 40 seconds in the world (WHO)
  • 15 suicides take place in India every hour
  • Suicide peak among young and elderly
  • 258,075 people committed suicide in India in 2012 to 2016 (NCRB)
  • Suicide rates among young women in India are four to six times higher than in developed countries

In India, the main causes of suicide are:

  • Family problems
  • Illness
  • Other prolonged diseases
  • Mental illness
  • Marriage related issues

So what can we do? Pop pills like candies. Numb feelings with alcohol or drugs. These substances, whether legal or illegal, can only temporarily relieve some symptoms of stress. However, they have a considerable number of side effects that can cause serious damage to mental and physical capacities. They also don’t deal with the sources of stress, only its symptoms.

Here at MeDi Clown Academy, we have developed multiple creative, inspiring, empowering and effective ways to approach many sources of stress…the outcome always aims at regaining wholeness.

The arrival of a good clown does more for the health
of a village than twenty asses laden with drugs.
                                         Thomas Sydenham, 1624 – 1689
                                         (known as the English Hippocrates)