Nourishing mental health: not a stigma but a subject to understand

We have all suffered from fever. Similarly, at certain point in life, we have also suffered from stress and mental disturbances. When it comes to physical fitness we rarely leave any stone unturned in achieving it, but mental health still fails to receive the same amount of attention and awareness. Now it’s high time to break all the taboos and raise our voice to spread awareness and halt the society’s stereotypes.

Mental health is basically the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the state of someone who is “functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment”. Depression is one of the most common issues related to Mental Health. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. There are effective psychological and pharmacological treatments for moderate and severe depression. But, effective treatments for mental disorders, between 76% and 85% of people in low-income and middle-income countries receive no treatment for their disorder.
So, who is suffering from a mental disturbance? The old friend you met in the departmental store, the over-excited girl from your batch, or even your best friend whom you consider your human diary, anyone may be suffering from it. But the only problem is we don’t talk enough about it nor we have enough information with us that will help us to deal with it. As a small initiative, in this extreme crisis, our Community “Inspiring Wordzz” in collaboration with Ayushmaan Institution for Psycho-behavioral management and Mental Health Research, has organized an Instagram Live Session on “Nourishing Mental Health- Not a Stigma but a subject to understand” where our speakers, Hrishikesh Bharadwaj (CEO and Managing Director) and Anindita Sarma (Assistant Professor and Social Worker), will talk on various issues related to mental well being and also respond to your various doubts and questions.

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