Search Specialists, Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics, Labs
Search Specialists, Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics, Labs
Mental Health
13 Jan 2022
Mental Health image

The world has been cruel to those with mental illness. So it’s easy to predict their response to anybody talking about the importance of mental health.

People behave as if it’s least significant. But the world also has a history of adapting to better even if it is too late. That is the ray of hope we all cling to.

It is always good to see the days becoming better in front of us. But is it the same for everybody? Are the friends we talk to daily, the family members we stay with, the same as they show us? Or are they hiding a face behind their big beautiful smile? The real face. Here comes the importance of mental health. 

What is Mental Health?

It is a complete emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Mental well-being entails more than the absence of mental illness. It is an essential component of overall health; in fact, there is no such thing as health without mental health.

A variety of socioeconomic, biological, and environmental factors influence mental health. 

Mental health is a condition of well-being in which a person recognizes their own potential, can cope with everyday stressors, works productively, and contributes to their community.

The Person

Think about a person you can talk about anything under the sun. It might be your best friend, your sibling, your mother, your father, your grandparents, it can be anybody.

You might call them immediately after something important happens and share every bit of information with all the excitement or hug them and hold on tightly when things go wrong and they never judge you. How good, right. But just imagine, that person doesn’t exist. You have nobody to share your feelings with. You got a medal in a race or you had a fight at school, you come home and you have nobody to share it with, nobody to calm you down. It just stays inside you. Nobody cares about how you feel. How depressing, right.

It is even worse when you don’t know how to express yourself. You don’t know what is happening with you, all you feel is fed up with everything, tired of even the thought of waking up tomorrow. All you need is an escape from reality. But maybe if you have the courage or that person things will be different.


  • A person’s level of social activity and socioeconomic situations, such as availability of work in the local region Quality of education and housing
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems  

Symptoms to Look Out For

  • Excessive or insufficient eating or sleeping
  • Being disconnected from people and routines
  • Feeling numb or as if nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories that you can’t ignore 
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true 
  • Thinking about harming yourself or others Having difficulty performing daily tasks and getting to work or school
  • Seeing no way out of the situation 
  • Smoking, drinking, or taking drugs more often than usual
  •  Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared 
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  •  Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems with relationships

Ways to maintain positive mental health

  • Get professional help if needed 
  • Connect with others 
  • Stay positive
  • Getting physically active 
  • Helping others 
  • Getting enough sleep 
  • Developing coping skills

Mental Health in India

According to the World Health Organization, the burden of mental health problems in India is estimated at 2443 disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) per 100 000 population; the suicide rate per 100 000 population is 21.1. Between 2012-2030, the economic cost of mental illness is estimated at $296 billion.

For the situation to be addressed, awareness must be raised and efforts mobilized in support of mental health. In India, having an emotional well-being issue is seen with a feeling of judgment and there is disgrace related to those having psychological wellness issues.

Mental issues are likewise considered just like a result of an absence of self-control and resolve. The disgrace related to psychological well-being just as the absence of access, reasonableness, and mindfulness lead to huge holes in treatment. The National Mental Health Survey (NMHS), 2015-16 saw that almost 80% of those experiencing mental problems didn’t get treatment for over a year. This study likewise recognized huge treatment holes in mental medical services, going from 28% to 83% across various mental issues.

What Is Depression?

Depression is more than just feeling down or having a bad day. When a sad mood lasts for a long time and interferes with normal, everyday functioning, you may be depressed.

What Causes Depression?

The specific reason for misery is unknown. But it could be brought about by a mix of hereditary, natural, ecological, and mental factors. Everyone is different‚ however the accompanying variables might expand an individual’s odds of becoming depressed:

  • Having close family members who have had depression
  • Encountering awful or upsetting occasions, like physical or sexual maltreatment, the passing of a friend or family member, or monetary issues
  • Carrying on with a significant life change‚ regardless of whether it was arranged
  • Having a clinical issue, like disease, stroke, or persistent torment
  • Taking specific prescriptions. Converse with your PCP assuming you have inquiries regarding whether your meds may be causing you to feel discouraged.
  • Utilizing liquor or medications

Covid-19 and Mental Health

While dealing with our psychological well-being ought to be a need consistently, the current worldwide pandemic makes it basic to give close consideration to mental and passionate prosperity. The quick spread of the COVID-19 infection has led to uncommon circumstances – social distancing, lockdown, and quarantine to give some examples. These situations, combined with the pressure brought about by the infection, have negatively affected our psychological well-being.

Indeed, even as nations are lifting limitations on voyaging, get-togethers, and public spaces, individuals are as yet under impressive pressure. Feeling unhappy, restless, and doubtful is normal during circumstances such as the present. In any case, there are steps we can take as people to mitigate the uneasiness and take legitimate consideration of our emotional well-being.

Follow a daily practice

The human brain tracks down a lot of comfort in the conviction and confirmation of schedule. Even though the pandemic has disturbed the standard speed and stream of our lives, it assists with following some sort of everyday practice. This incorporates heading to sleep and awakening at standard occasions, keeping up with individual cleanliness, and eating and practicing routinely. You will wind up more refreshed and more ready to handle the unsure parts of the day.

Limit news inflow, screen time and utilization of online media

While keeping yourself informed with regards to the spread and control of the COVID-19 infection, screen the measure of data you are handling each day. A lot of information can leave you feeling more troubled than previously. In this specific circumstance, restricting the time you spend on your cell phones, PCs and tablets additionally should be checked. Broadened screen time has been connected to more significant levels of tension and misery. Also, be cautious with regards to utilizing online media as it can transform into a wellspring of falsehood. Confirm what you read on the web against certifiable sources.

Remain associated

People are social animals who require associations with others to lead a satisfying life. The pandemic has struck at the base of this establishment, making many feel alone, apprehensive, and restless. Notwithstanding, we should adjust and track down elective ways, for example, telephone and video calls, to remain associated with relatives, companions and friends, and family.

Ask for help

The significance of connecting when you feel overpowered couldn’t possibly be more significant. While it is normal and normal to feel a specific measure of isolation and stress, in case these feelings endure, regardless of your endeavors, converse with a relative or companion, or friend. If your mental state worsens, contact a mental health professional ASAP!

-Anamika M Nambiar

mental health in India
Beauty tips
Contagious disease
Coronary heart disease
Dental Health
Diseases and conditions
ENT Issues
Eye Health
Food and nutrients
Gastro Issues
Heart Health
Infectious disease
Inflammatory disease
Kid's health
Kidney Health
Liver health
Lung health
Men's health
Mental Health
Neuro Health
Non communicable disease
Pediatric health
Sexual Health
Skin Health
Technologies and medicines
Women's Health
ShopDoc © 2022, MobeedCare Pvt Ltd company