Today is World Mental Health Day.
Let me ask you a question. What makes us so vulnerable – the challenges or unpreparedness?
Today, if something has stalled the world, it is not the ‘microdemon’ but our unpreparedness. We did have knowledge about the impact of viruses but were never ready to fight it to that level. We were busy with external challenges but ignored deep rooted threats that could arise from normal human-human interactions.
Today, a much bigger challenge lies ahead. We have enough indication of its severity but are not prepared to fight it out. The challenge is about us, not any external force. It is our mental wellness.
- Over 1 billion people are suffering from mental disorders.
- Clinical depression and suicide rates are climbing.
The outcomes- People either harm themselves or others. That is what we see in rising societal crimes and mass shooting events in school and public places for no reason.
Are we ready to face challenges in mental wellness?
Human brains have altered in the last few months. The new normal lifestyle is creating more challenges that are affecting our mental wellness. Alone Covid-19 has aggravated loneliness. But we have solutions.
On this World Mental Health Day 2020, let us pledge to
- Invest more in mental health.
- Give more time and shower care for ourselves and all those in our close circle.
- To be prepared for the unprepared.
Farooq Shaikh – Noble step toward the society. In current scenario people need mental peace more than any medicine. I will also share it on my GHMTCE page. Great work keep it up.
Komal Shah – Well said, beautiful msg
Tatiana Jaiswal – So good explaination..!!! For so hard things..!!! Wow..
Gobardhan Sahoo – Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear
Manalisha Sahoo – Mental health is important for everyone. So know that if you’re facing a mental health challenge, you are not alone!
Tapas Sahoo – This is the best video and good job sir you always our pleasure to your work and always give best prediction.. Thank you
Prince Raj – Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.I really appreciate this video sir
Pearl Nancy – There are positive signs that I think we should all look out for in our clinical relationships. Not just to help us find a good fit, but to give us the language to advocate for ourselves with every psychiatrist that we meet.