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World Mental Health Day: Messages to raise awareness on mental health

WHO says COVID-19 has further affected people’s mental health

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Every year 10 October is observed as World Mental Health Day across the world. The day is meant to raise awareness on mental health issues and mobilize support on initiatives related to mental health and wellness. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 has majorly affected the mental health of the people. “Certain groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone and people with pre-existing mental health conditions have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders have been significantly disrupted.” WHO said on its website.

However, the WHO feels that all is not lost, and there is reason for optimism. “During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments around the world recognized the need to enhance quality mental health services at all levels. And some countries have found new ways to provide mental health care to their populations,” WHO said.

During this year’s World Mental Health Day 2021 campaign, WHO will showcase such efforts in some of these countries so that it can be an inspiration to others. WHO’s campaign slogan for World Mental Health Day 2021 is “Mental Health Care for All: Make it a Reality”.

On World Mental Health Day 2021, here are some posts on Ku that explain why mental health is so important.

Highlighting the need for good mental health, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that it has enabled people to “realise their potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to their communities”. Make.

“Our historical texts describe several sutras regarding mental health. On World Mental Health Day, let us understand how ‘Charaka Samhita’ throws light on the human mind and behaviour,” the Ministry of AYUSH posted in Hindi.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya reiterated the importance of regular pranayama and awareness on mental health issues. “Regular pranayama and a balanced routine with positive thoughts keep us mentally healthy. On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, let us pledge to make the people of the country and the state aware of mental health issues,” he posted on Ku.

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda said that “focusing on social media can create more awareness and give higher priority to mental health across the world”.

The Maharashtra government’s Department of Women and Child Development said sitting quietly or hiding a problem is not a cure for mental illness, and asked everyone to “communicate with loved ones, see a counselor if needed”.

Digital India, the flagship program of the Government of India also posted a message on the occasion.

World Mental Health Day was first observed on 10 October 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In 1994, for the first time a theme was chosen for this day – ‘Improving the quality of mental health services around the world’.

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