New Delhi, October 10: Every year, October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day. The day is dedicated to the importance of mental health while fighting the stigma attached to it. Mental health disorders such as depression, stress, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc. are often trivialised, even when it is equally dangerous as physical health issues. On World Mental Health Day 2019, Indian politicians tweeted about the importance of mental health and the need to raise awareness about mental health issues. World Mental Health Day 2019: Theme and Significance of the Day That Aims To Create Awareness About Mental Health Conditions.
When it comes to mental health issues and concerns in India, the patients are not always encouraged to speak about the problems. As such, creating an environment where those suffering from mental health issues speak up and seek help are important. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted about the need to support people suffering from depression and anxiety. How Someone's Language Can Show Signs of Suicidal Tendencies.
Read the Tweet Below
On #WorldMentalHealthDay, we need to raise awareness about #Mentalhealth issues and support people suffering from depression and anxiety and encourage them to seek help. Only with a healthy body & mind, we can contribute towards family & society. pic.twitter.com/uIFYSRKiLU
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) October 10, 2019
Read Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardha's Tweet Below
मानसिक अवसाद आज वैश्विक समस्या का रूप ले चुका है।
सामाजिक सहभागिता के बिना इस पर काबू पाना मुश्किल है।
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) October 10, 2019
The Ministry of Health Tweeted This
On this World Mental Health Day, Let’s raise awareness on mental health issues & work together to prevent suicides.#WorldMentalHealthDay #SwasthaBharat #HealthForAll @AshwiniKChoubey @NITIAayog pic.twitter.com/kG5q5p059Y
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 10, 2019
The awareness about mental well-being and its effects on life is very low. The damage done by mental health issues is no less than that of physical ailments. Talking about India, WHO statistics say that the burden of mental health problems in India is alarming. With rapid urbanisation, mental health cases are also on the rise in India.