Many efforts are also being made at the government level for mental health care.
Surat: World Mental Health Day’ is celebrated on october 10 to create awareness among people about mental health, to promote health systems that maintain mental health as a human right. The theme of ‘OUR MIND OUR RIGHT’ has been decided. Mental health is a basic human right for all people. Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of mental health. Good mental health is important to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally suffered with a mental health condition, which can affect their physical health, their well-being, connections with people and family, and livelihoods. Mental disorders, mental disorders are also affecting teenagers and young adults.
To start with, Dr. Ritambhara Mehta, Head of Psychiatry Department of Surat Civil Hospital says that today 200 to 250 patients suffering from mental diseases come to the OPD in the Psychiatry Department of Navi Civil. Children’s mental health and de-addiction branch is also here. Today the rate of suicide due to addiction and common mental disorders has also increased a lot. Specially, young people aged 15 to 25 years and students are more likely to suffer from depression due to their desire to show off, live a luxurious life, and use social media excessively. They need mental support, counseling and warmth to save them from this problem. If we talk to a person when he is in anxiety, depression, distress and take him to a psychiatrist, that is also a service act.
He further said that today the amount of problems like anxiety, stress, depression, physical pain, addiction, stress has increased among common mental problems. As stress increases in life, mental problems also increase. Now people are more aware about mental problems. Especially after the corona period, people’s awareness has started to increase globally about the need to maintain mental health. Despite suffering from mental problems, people hesitate to go to the doctor and seek treatment. He may not accept that he has a mental problem despite the symptoms of the problem.
Now even in the elderly, hopelessness and depression are seen. The earlier joint family practice is now dying out. Instead of living with elderly parents, the mentality of settling abroad or living separately is emerging. So the parents are found living in villages or isolated, migrating to other countries, leaving the home parents alone. The older generation lacks the support of friends and society, and becomes lonely. As a result, they become victims of depression, added Dr. Ritambhara Mehta.
Everyone should be aware of mental health, it is important that we don’t think of mental disorder as a stigma, but take it as a challenge and come out of it. Many efforts are also being made at the government level for mental health care. According to information available on the government website, the National Mental Health Program (NMHP) was launched by the Government of India in 1982 to ensure access to minimum mental health care to the people. The aim was to integrate mental health care into primary health care and move towards community health care. After this, the National Mental Health Policy was announced on October 10, 2014.