10 October 2021 - Celebrating “World Mental Health Day”

NewsDesk    10-Oct-2021
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According to Bhagavad Gita , Krishna says that wherever and whenever the mind wanders, due to its flickering and unsteady nature, we must bring it back under the control of the Self (Bhagavad Gita, 6.26). “World Mental Health Day,” celebrated 10 October every year, is a global campaign advocating mental health and educating the public. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding. The study is the latest to suggest the pandemic has taken a serious toll on mental health, and that women and young people are more likely to be affected than men or older people. World Health Organisation states globally, around 280 million people suffer from depression, whereas around 1 in 5 of the world’s children and adolescents have a mental disorder. The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is 'Mental health in an unequal world'. Physical and mental health are very intricately linked and one cannot be in good shape without the other.