Giving mental health due importance
Courtesy - Navhind Times/ Zest: Oct 11, 2014
By Urvita Bhatia and Abhijit Nadkarni
As we observe mental health awareness week across the globe, we need to recognise the pressing need to increase mental health awareness in the community. Mental health and mental illness are problems that demand as much attention and concern as physical health problems. Unfortunately, mental health has been largely neglected and misunderstood at an individual as well as societal level. To compound this, a person with mental illness is subject to stigma and discrimination as opposed to receiving care and support
Goa Streets: Friday, October 10, 2014/ Issue 42
Stigma and Mental Health in Goa
From hesitancy in visiting a shrink to openly admitting that one is suffering from depression requires a lot of guts in Goan society. With 10th October being observed as the World Mental Health Day, Dr. Charlane Pereira e Rebello, a psychologist, catches up with professionals and patients to talk about topics that many consider a taboo and a curse in the family.