“Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.”

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An elucidated lecture was given by Mrs Rashim Salhotra ( Sr.Lect EVS) on mental health which is momentous during these exam days.

The World Health Organization (WHO) conceptualizes mental health 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”.

970 million people globally are living with a mental disorder, with anxiety and depression the most common. Close to 60 to 70 million people in the country suffer from common and severe mental disorders. India is the world’s suicide capital with over 2.6 lakh cases of suicide in a year. WHO statistics say the average suicide rate in India is 10.9 for every lakh people. Mental illness is still a stigma in India.

Vedas also mention treatment for mental disorders ranging from psychosis, epilepsy, sleep disorder, and aggression in the form of “Bheshaj” (medicine) and prayers to God (psychotherapy), along with preventive methods such as “Yam” and “Niyam” (behavioral control) and “Asan” and “Pranayam” (physical activities).

The amalgamation of Modern science of mental health ( DIANETICS) and our ancient knowledge of Indian civilization i.e.gyan and vigyan can be used to cure mental health.

Diet also plays an important role in improving our health. Millets are rich in vitamin B complex, magnesium, and tryptophan, all of which are essential for brain function and mood regulation. The diet including Foxtail Millet may improve glycemic control and regulate insulin, cholesterol and fasting glucose in Type-2 diabetes patients.
Foxtail Millet is rich in natural iron which helps reduce muscular spasms and eases out restless syndrome. It also has a high level of protein content (12.5g/100g). It’s helps in asthma control too.
In the end , worthy principal sir Sh Sanjeev Kumar also added to the importance of mental health and wished them for their health and exams.