World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10. 

This day is meant to raise awareness about mental issues that millions of people across the world suffer from.

World Mental Health Day is organised by World Federation for Mental Health. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 is “Suicide Prevention”.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide.

Depression, anxiety and stress are all detrimental to your mental health. They can also affect your physical health by causing high blood pressure and obesity.

Poor mental health can have a negative impact on your day-to-day life as well.

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

75,000 Students Killed themselves in India between 2007 and 2016

52% Rise in student suicide from 2016 (6,248) to 2017 (9,474)

56 Million People with depressive disorders in India in 2015 as per a WHO 2017 study

450 million People across the globe suffering from mental or neurological disorders in 2015

1 person out of 4 in the world affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives 

1 person out of 20 in India suffers from depression, says National Mental Health Survey of India in 2016

Reasons for Rising depression, anxiety among students:

⚫ Zero communication with parents

⚫  Overdependence on gadgets 

⚫  Mollycoddling of children

⚫  Instant sense of gratification



Mental Healthcare Bill 2017 ensures that every person has the right to access mental health care and treatment


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