Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
This presentation by Varad Mukhedkar is part of a mental health forum dedicated to youth wellbeing that was held at the Baha’i Centre of Learning in Perth, Western Australia on October 16th, 2022. This event was sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Melville in collaboration with Mind & Soul Matters podcast and Baha’i Blog.
Varad became involved with Man Up after losing his dear friend, Michael to suicide. Man Up is a not-for-profit, peer-to-peer education service in WA, with the goal of empowering young men and redefining masculinity. They run workshops on various topics centered around men’s mental health and well-being, with an emphasis on transforming boys into confident, purpose-driven, and emotionally capable men.
The views expressed in this talk reflect the individual perspectives of the invited speaker to the mental health forum.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.