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Who Cares About Mental Health?

October 11, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Health    Views: 643

Modern world is losing its mental health. It is becoming more depressed. Mental health is very important for physical health. Today, 10 October, is the World Mental Health Day.


Modern world is more worried about mental health. It is more depressed with growing tension and anxiety. Depression leads to many health problems, including heart attack. With the theme for the World Mental Health Day of 2012, “Depression--A Global Crisis”, the World Health Organization(WHO) calls the attention of the whole world to raise public awareness about mental health. Is it so important? When people are starving without food and dress, the basic needs of the body, what is the need for the care of mental health?

World more depressed today

Modern world is under a global attack of depression. WHO says that more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, in almost all countries are affected with depression. Studies point out that depression is a significant contributor to global burden of many diseases. They further say that developing countries, such as India, are more depressed in the world.

Depression on the increase

In spite of all advanced knowledge in medical science, modern man is suffering from various forms of depression. Insomnia, lethargy, aches and pains, fatigue, anxiety, and stress are most common complaints that result as expressions of depression. Medical statistics say that the number of people going for solutions for depression complaints is steadily on the increase. More people take refuge in addictions and some go to the extend of suicide. Even children and teens are becoming more depressed. Depression is spreading like an epidemic all over the world.

Why is depression a number one crisis in the modern world?

1) It is a sad fact that most of the people between the age group of 15 and 40 are the victims of mental depression and it is worse than the previous generations. This shows that world is not mentally healthy today though it has advanced in so many ways. This is a great shock to the future of humanity.

2) Political, social and cultural conditions of the globalized modern world contribute much to global depression. Changes in lifestyle with unhealthy habits, including sedentary postures, lead to depression.

3) Globalization and selfish commercialism have increased the depression of the modern world. Globally unsteady economy, increasing unemployment due to modern technology and other reasons, restlessness and insecurity found everywhere, etc. are causing more depression in the world.

4) Although people know that they are depressed, most of them do not care about their mental depression and do not even bother that it affects their physical health.

5) Access to treatment for depression is a problem in many countries. WHO reports that depression is a growing crisis in the modern technological world and in some countries not even 10% of the depressed people are given any treatment.

6) Another important reason for modern depression is loss of faith in God and man. Fast lifestyle and unnatural entertainments of modern days take away the moral values and faith in life.

The world we live in today is full of tension and depression. Cut-throat competitions and growing corruptions are making humanity more depressed. World Mental Health Day is an occasion to raise public awareness about mental health issues.



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