Race for Humankind

The girl attempted to cut herself when the guy next door just called her fat.
The man decided to end his life, working day and night to provide for his family.
The actress having lots of money and fame just got into depression.

We all have heard these lines before, a lot many times. Hearing and understanding really are two different things. People do make judgments about others by their outlook and appearance but their words are imprinted on other one’s heart and soul. 

300 million people in the world are suffering from depression. According to a recent report by WHO, at least 6.5% of the Indian population suffers from some form of serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences.

Mental health, anxiety attacks, depression, they all may seem known but they are yet in the pit of anonymity. Talk about psychiatrists and people will call you a mentally broken person. The fine line separating these two might not be clear to everyone but it does make the difference in the life of the one who is suffering. 

The string of taboos that our society has tied across our minds aren’t just confined to sexual health, but that includes mental health as well.

It’s time that we come forward and put things in perspective. A beginning might be a small change for you, but it can have a huge impact on the lives of the people suffering from any form of mental problems.

It’s been long that people are raging against taboos, it’s time that we start supporting victims of taboos.
It is a race we have to win because the reward here is precious human life.

By Mansi Pareek

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