On the eve of World Health Day, eminent psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty addressed the Bombay High Court staff on how to deal with stress in daily life.
This year, World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen depression as theme for World Health Day, which is observed on April 7 to spread awareness on various health topics.
The National Mental Health Survey of India, 2015-16 shows metro cities are witnessing a growing burden of mental health problems. Doctors say fast-paced life is a major reason behind depression being a common mental health problem in cities like Mumbai.
“Stress management is the way to healthy living. It is important to learn how to tackle conflicts, negative energies and anger. Simple tips like hugging your dear ones, smiling and respecting others, taking micro breaks between works and exercising helps deal with stress,” said Shetty.
WHO study shows in 2015 over 5 crore Indians suffered from depression.
“Each one of us should become mental health soldiers. In case you need a counsellor or psychiatrist help, do not hesitate. Also, if you find anyone in your family or in office depressed or behaving unusual, then speak to them,” said Dr Shetty.
Present at the workshop organised by Maharashtra State Legal service authority were Dr Anuradha Sovani, Psychologist and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere and Justice VK Tahilramani and Justice AS Oka.