Mental Health

In unprecedented times such as these, the crucial conversation on mental health is gaining momentum. However, mental health as an area of clinical investigation is rife with challenges. Mental health has been defined by the World Health organization as, ‘a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community’. Although medications are formulated for the treatment of such conditions, they are mostly in conjunction with therapy from professional psychologists. In some cases, mental health patients are under special care due to their inability to perform basic functions and in certain severe conditions they may also be a threat to their own as well others lives. Hence quality supervision for all mental health patients is a must.