“Depression is the family secret that everyone has,” says Andrew Solomon. Mental health issues are one of the most ignored topics that haunt us relentlessly today. A WHO study says that India is the most depressed country in the world, with 36% of Indians having suffered from major depression. Most suicides in India happen in the age group of 15-29. “20 percent of the population is likely to be suffering from some form of mental illness by 2020,” says a government report.
With only one psychiatrist for more than 300,000 Indians, what India lacks is the general infrastructure to provide assistance to the huge number of depressed people in the country.
Here’s a video that shows what is wrong and what can be possibly done to mitigate this haunting situation.
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