World Mental Health Day 2021 : World Mental Health Day 2021 is celebrated on 10 October. Although it started in 1992 at the initiative of World Mental Health Federation (WMHF) Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter, it had no theme until 1994, except to support general mental health issues. To do and to make the public aware about it. After this, in the year 1994, on the suggestion of Eugene Brody, the then Secretary General of WMHF, World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time with a theme ‘Improving mental health services around the world’. This time i.e., the theme of World Mental Health Day 2021 is, ‘Mental health care for all: Let’s make it a reality. The purpose of celebrating this day is to spread awareness among people about mental problems. So that people are aware of mental problems and can seek medical help in time. At the same time, people suffering from mental problems can understand the difficulties of their friends, relatives and society.
According to the news report published in Amar Ujala newspaper, one out of every five teenagers aged 9 to 17 years in the world is ill in some form or the other, more than half of these patients do not even understand that they are sick. According to this report, 97 crore people worldwide are suffering from mental diseases. Of these, 80 percent of mental disorder patients are unable to get treatment for years. At the same time, in the era of corona epidemic, it has seen more speed, the number of mental patients has increased by 20% in the epidemic. Talking about youth, 20 percent of the youth population in the world is suffering from mental disorders. Surprisingly, 5 out of 10 patients related to mental health do not even understand that their mind is sick.
56 crore Indians battling depression
According to WHO, 56 crore people in India are suffering from depression and 38 million people are suffering from anxiety. Out of the total population of India, 7.5% people have mental illness. This figure can go up to 20%.
What do experts say
In this news report, many experts have also spoken about mental health. Professor of Psychiatry Department, AIIMS New Delhi. Rajesh Sagar says that we need to be more alert about youth, because the symptoms of ill mind are usually nervousness, bad mood, lack of concentration and change in nature.
At the same time, Dr. Aparna Krishnan, Psychiatrist of Kokila Ben Hospital in Mumbai, also says that the family members should not ignore these symptoms. Immediately consult a doctor without delay.
effect of gadgets
According to Dr. Imran Noorani, psychologist of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, modernity is taking a toll on mental health. The mind is engrossed in getting rich, in gadgets, vehicles and other online apps and games. Due to the increase in aspirations, the waves of the mind are getting affected.
stay away from drugs
Professor of Neurology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. According to Vijaynath Mishra, a sick mind and intoxication prove to be a cocktail of death. Alcohol or other intoxicants increase blood pressure. The nerves of the brain burst.
Dr. Sagar of AIIMS Delhi also says that people are attracted towards drugs to relax during mental illness. Due to this the person feels good, but this disease goes on getting serious.
Treatment is possible in these places
Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) Delhi
Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health (VIMHANS), Delhi
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi
Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, Agra
– AIIMS, New Delhi