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Mental Illness:- An epidemic we never saw coming!!

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The least and last thing one considers in today's world which can affect their daily life, friendships, relationships and most importantly their mind is their MENTAL HEALTH. So far as we know that one of the biggest cause of suicides among our fellow one's especially the Youth is MENTAL ILLNESS.

Infact, at present, the biggest factor for attempting a suicide is mental disorder which also includes bipolar disorder, personality disorder, anxiety disorder, and the one we can never forget, Depression, the leading cause of suicide due to mental health problems. Over 800,000 people in world died by suicide in 2016 which is equivalent to one death every 40 seconds, reason owing to mental illness and extremely less awareness for the same between us.

As a fellow Indian and more importantly, being a human, it becomes our mere duty to spread awareness among all and especially youth about the mental health and illness related, doesn't matter if it is by birth or due to any unfortunate and also to prevent one from doing suicide. According to the American Association of Suicidology consensus panel, The following may be warning signs for suicide and in clinical practice should be considered in relation to mental status (for example – Depression):



Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities.

Feeling trapped (like there is no way out).

Increasing alcohol or drug use.

Withdrawing from family friends/family/society.

Agitation or intense anxiety.

Dramatic mood changes.

No reasons for living / no sense of purpose in life.

The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don't.

Be that it as may be, the scene has started to change. More and more people, especially youth have started to take interest in what Mental Illness is and how it can be cured. People have realised that it is not a thing to be shamed of, but something that can be cured. So many Mental Health Awareness programs are being held by organisations such as WHO to tell people that is suicide is not the answer.But, Unless government does not do anything regarding this, the only thing one can do is to hope that the sun will rise again.