What is Mental Illness?
Google quotes, ‘It’s a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior’.
It is also something which is not very well acknowledged in India. Someone having a condition is often tagged as being lazy, a brat or a lunatic. People are not aware about it and tell that man/woman to “get over it”. Hence the ones who need help are afraid to reach out to others. But being able to reach out is the first and most courageous step that they can make towards wellness.
Hence its time we create awareness about it, talk about it, and not just neglect it.
Smriti Priya Shah