3 Promising Government Program on Mental Health

According to WHO, mental disorders specifically depression has steeply escalated by 18% from 2005 -2015.

Mental Health in India

According to WHO,Guest Posting mental disorders specifically depression has steeply escalated by 18% from 2005 -2015.

In a developing country like India, mental health is of utmost importance since every nook and cranny of the corporate sectors brews mental trauma.

It is believed that without mental health, a person can never achieve the ultimate ring of true health (both physically and spiritually).

3 Facts related to Mental Health in India:

Mental health is very common. According to WHO reports (1990-2017), approximately one in every seven person in India suffers from mental disorders.

Mental health is NOT related to social hierarchy or social status.With proper medication and support from psychiatrists, mental ill-health can be cured but it depends on individual to individual.

According to the World Health Report charted out by WHO in 2001, mental disorders account to 12% of the total global disorders which was estimated to rise to 15% by 2020.

9 Certain symptoms of Mental disorder:




Appetite loss


Increased mood swings

Sudden breakdowns

Social exclusion

Confused in managing one’s anxieties and problems

Status of Mental Health in India (4 Facts):

In India, mainly individuals ranging between 15-29 years are mostly affected by the icy touch of depression and mental health

According to the 2015-2016 reports of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), 1.3 billion of India’s population suffer from the latent problems of mental health

All the more, the stigma related to mental health in Indian culture has further escalated the suicidal tendencies of the victims. According to WHO’s Global Burden of Diseases Study (2015) on an average, 2.2 lakh people die in a year due to suicides owing to their built-up mental ill-health

National mental health survey of India (2015-2016) further highlights that nearly 150 million Indians need mental health care services but less than 30 million are seeking care.

3 Government schemes to spread mental health awareness

Swach Mansikta Abhiyan to implement various sessions of conversation between the victims and the psychiatrists

National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) launched by the Government of India in 1982 aims at introducing ‘life skills training and counseling’ in the various institutions mainly educational and dense workplaces. This program also incorporates means to prevent suicides and tries to reach out to the suicidal victims through structured levels of services via National, District (District Mental Health Programme;DMHP), and Rural authorities

Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) was launched by National Rural Health Mission to provide mental health counselling to women and children

It is high time, people are made to understand the plethora of advantages of maintaining a healthy peace of mind through school curriculums and awareness programs introduced by the Government.

At the very initial stages of awareness programs, light-hearted conversations can help the people struggling with mental health to open up more candidly with the rest of the crowd likewise in non-governmental interaction sessions of crowd-sourcing or human libraries.

At this juncture, more awareness needs to be circulated than health literacy. All sorts of the stigma attached to the concept of mental health in India should be eradicated by outlining the various causes of mental disorders and their respective recovery procedures.


Conclusively, with the dawn of the tech-savvy world, sectors can also come forward to fight against mental illness through new scientific technologies and carry the torch of awareness even to the rural pockets of India.

Hopefully, with the various government and non-government programs amalgamated with the education of the masses, the day is not far when people will cast away the taboo of mental health and will embrace the importance of mental health with ope

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