World Mental Health Day in India- A home to depressed Youth

India is home to a population of over 1.3 billion people and according to the statistics around 6.5 % of the Indian population(which is over 85 million people), that deals with some form of serious mental health issues.

You can’t tell how someone feels just by looking at them or by what they choose to share online. To the outside world, our lives may look perfect. Even if the reality isn’t even close to that. 

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society,” says Jiddu Krishnamurti and indeed Our culture has normalized sickness. Because not to forget we live in a world where we care more about oral hygiene than mental hygiene.

It is often overlooked, even ignored. But how the experts say, mental health conditions are real and should be addressed. Physical illness is tangible – Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder is hard for someone to understand and acknowledge because they are not tangible. But they are treatable if people seek help.

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Sometimes people see it as a weakness, so it’s difficult for them to go to someone and say ”Hey! I need help and I can’t deal with it by myself.” They feel like they should be able to handle this on their own, they should be able to do this differently and as if they must be weak because they could not.

Signs of Depression 

Depression and mental illness are more than just feeling sad. However, the symptoms can be rather subtle. Some aren’t even obvious. 

Kindly NOTE that these symptoms are comprehensive archetypes of the possibility of the situation. Therefore, finding a mental health professional and getting the right treatment is the key, which can then help specify the type of therapy you need.

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Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Being frequently absent-minded during work or the inability to work
  • Getting tired easily and feeling a lack of energy throughout the day. 
  • Inability to enjoy your own hobbies
  • Perceiving yourself as underconfident or having low self-esteem
  • Finding difficulty in concentrating, in making decision
  • Losing focus form studies or important matters of life
  • Feeling sad and low pretty much all the time
  • Occurring negative thoughts about self, life, and future
  • Not eating enough or eating too much
  • Oversleeping or having trouble sleeping
  • Depression can also make the pain or other physical symptoms worse
  • Blaming oneself for past failures while feeling guilty or unworthy
  • Feeling hopelessness and having thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Mental illness can also take a toll on your physical health as well and make one experience body aches or cramps

If you or someone you know is going through such symptoms, you can encourage them to consult a mental health expert. As a first step, speak to your family or close ones and consult an expert for proper treatment and diagnosis.

How to deal with Mental Illness

Everyone experiences things differently and cope with things differently. How the experts say finding healthy coping skills is extremely essential to your overall mental health. We all have positive and negative emotions, they come and go based on our circumstances and what’s happening around us. These are our everyday feelings. A healthy mental condition is about experiencing all kinds of emotions, and not about being always happy. 

Mental illness, however, remains hidden most of the time since people hesitate to talk about it or are simply in denial. Many of us just smile and refuse to share the problem for the fear of being mocked or regarded as weak.

But every once in a while, taking a break can definitely help you feel better. Practicing your hobbies, spending quality time with your loved ones, making yourself a hot chocolate, and me time. However, there is a difference between “me time” and “isolation”. That thin line between both differs for each person. 

Here is a list of things you can do to cheer yourself up in conditions like that:

  • Journaling your thoughts to calm yourself down and utilize the opportunity for positive self-talk. It also helps you recognize your set-offs and you can learn better ways to manage them.
  • Researches show that Meditation can contribute to collecting your thoughts and ideas. Regular practice of meditation makes you think on a deeper level and helps you feel more relaxed on the inside.
  • Sports help in concentration. More than picking one particular sport, staying active is what your mind and body need during those times. Involving yourself in daily tasks and activities is found to be very therapeutic. Setting small achievable goals every day helps the body as well as mind.
  • Art Therapy is something used by many licensed therapists in order to make you and your mind relax. It is a great way to express your emotions without the pressure of using words and making sense.


Mental illness is common and widespread. In the US, around 16 million adults experienced it in the year 2015. But with help depression can be effectively treated. Medication, meditation, and counseling is the key. 

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Is there any problem or confusion lurking somewhere in your mind? Consult our expert now and erase all your doubts and fears! We can all do out bits to help shed a more positive light on Mental Health. 


Posted On - October 10, 2019 | Posted By - Deepika Tomar | Read By -


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