I think there is already a mental health crisis in India. According to NCRB, among the age of 0-18, the second biggest driver for suicide is Failure in Examination.
To arrest this problem the country has hardly any functional mental healthcare infrastructure in place. India Today reported that “there is a massive scarcity of mental health experts in the country, with less than one psychiatrist per lakh of population. The number of psychiatric nurses, psychiatric societies and workers are even less. WHO estimates that the country has 0.047 psychologists per 100,000 people. In a recent reply to a question tabled in the Lok Sabha, the minister for Health and Welfare was forced to admit that “10-20 million (1-2% of population) suffered from severe mental disorders.
It’s still not too late to realize this, but the country’s mental state is in deep shit.Indian society is currently in a state of cultural change. The pull between tradition and modernity has put the Indian youth in a spot.
A lot of people have been talking about it these days and it is not a new trend or something that people have realized. Mental health is around for a while and it went unaddressed and now we realize how big problem it is. Mental health issues gaining a lot of attention at the moment with many influencers talking about it and hopefully soon we start taking it seriously. While the country get equipped with the enough doctors and facility, one of the thing w can do is talk more openly about it, write more openly about it and be there for each other.