Kerala Health Minister Veena George. (File Photo)
Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that about 12.8 percent of the total population of Kerala have mental health problems, which require scientific treatment. Veena George told that only 15 percent of the total people are such, who are in search of scientific treatment.
Giving statistics on World Mental Health Day, the Health Minister said that people are not reaching treatment centers and medical facilities as they are unaware of such facilities. In this context, it is necessary to intensify the activities related to mental health literacy in the society, he said. The Health Department is actively running this mission with the cooperation of all.
12.8 pc population in Kerala have mental health issues, says state health minister
– ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 10, 2021
Along with the health of the body, the health of the mind is also important – Veena George
Underlining the need for mental health guidance across the world after Corona, he said that physical and mental health of people is essential for the survival and progress of any society. Along with the health of the body, the health of the mind is also very important. Everyone needs to identify the ailments, pains and ailments and seek timely treatment but, it is a fact that most of the people are not able to diagnose mental illness.
Mental stress increased after Corona – Veena George
Veena George appealed to the people to look for health problems, symptoms and conditions and scientific treatment. It is important to note that most people do not have an accurate understanding of mental health. Pointing to the need to create more awareness about mental health post-Covid, he said that post-Covid people are under stress due to various reasons, be it financial or other.
‘Children’s mental health should be given priority’
Apart from this, everything is changing to online mediums including studies. The mental health of children should also be given priority. There are misconceptions in the society about mental health, which need to be changed through proper awareness campaigns. World Mental Health Day is observed globally on 10 October to raise awareness on mental health issues and mobilize efforts to support mental health.
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