Mental Health : The numbers are troubling
Mental Health Condition in India
10 October, 2022 by
Progno Health Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Medical Team
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Mental Health: The numbers are troubling

1) 15 crores: People across India are in need of mental health care interventions

2) 1 in 20 suffers from depression alone

3) 0.3 Psychiatrists per 1,00,000 people in India compared to 6.6 psychiatrist per 100,000 people in developed countries

4) 0.07 psychologists per 100,000 people in India

5) 70-92% fail to receive any treatment

7) $1.24 trillion: Economic loss estimated between 2012 to 2030 due to mental illness

Mental illness goes beyond depression 

1. Anxiety disorder: Feelings of worry or fear strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities

2. Bipolar disorder: Usual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and inability to carry out day-to-day tasks

3. Borderline personality disorder

4. Difficulty regulating emotions, impulsive behaviour, unstable relationships

5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and behaviours that a person repeats again and again

6. Eating Disorder: Where a person uses food (or denial of it) as a way of coping with painful feelings, thereby risking lives.  

10 reasons why open conversations about mental health are important

1) Stigma: the more we talk about mental health the more we create an accepting society where people feel comfortable opening up

2) Helping others: By talking to people about mental health we are supporting others with the confidence to speak openly

3) Asking for help: Talking to others about mental health could prompt close friends, family or colleagues to offer support

4) Helping others: By talking to people about mental health we are supporting others with the confidence to speak openly

5) Education: The more we talk the more we can educate each other about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems

6) Relationships: Talking openly and honestly can help form and strengthen relationships

7) Express emotions: Talking to others can help vent feelings with an opportunity to express how they are feeling and what they are thinking

8) Getting support: Talking to others could encourage and provide someone with the confidence to seek out professional support

9) Stereotypes: Talking about mental health can fight against stereotypes

10) Mental health: Talking about feelings and thoughts can help boost confidence, reduce stress and influence mental health in a positive way

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