INDIA-Most depressed country in the world.

According to the WHO, a recent survey revealed that India is the most depressed country in the country.3 min


A World Health Assembly resolution passed in May 2013 has called for a comprehensive, coordinated response to mental disorders at the country level. But still, it seems that India has entered this demographic only recently as one of the major reasons being the constant fall of India's economy since 2016. It's pretty obvious that the majority of the nation is comprised of the middle and lower classes who make ends meet at the end of every month.

As technology is escalating every day, new ways of making money have sprung up which tend to entice the millennials to opt for a different career path which eventually leads to their demise. Given the majority of our time is devoted to working in our lives, a person should be content with his work ethic to maintain balance. When this is disrupted,  people tend to fall in depression. In addition to this situation, a person undergoes stress both physically and mentally. India comes into this equation as people here are ready to do any kind of work which reduces the average of value per person. People with less valued skillsets start multiplying which reduces their annual income. These parameters make it impossible for a middle-aged man to get out the rut of loans and debt. Losing hope in the system the mind gives up and gets engulfed into depression.

 Another leading factor is personal relationships. A person gives in completely emotionally when he falls in love with someone. Now it is known there are many who have casual relationships in India but yet they give in completely when the other person isn't reciprocating properly. This leads to many people to believe they are not good enough which again leads to depression. Self-doubt is a very dangerous feeling as this could lead to suicide as well.

Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression need to be addressed without stigma in schools and colleges, and parents should be encouraged to inculcate and foster feelings of sensitivity toward their children. According to a survey by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, about 4 in 10 students in India have experienced bouts of depression in the last few years. This constant stress is being added at a very age which reduces the patience level in students and we hear every day in the news, students are committing suicide for silly reasons. Placebo is one of the first documentaries to explore the problem of student suicides in India at an institute for the academic elite — something that has only been casually addressed in India’s popular culture. Student suicides should not be sidelined over political issues, nor should they be made into a political issue. Farmer suicides take precedence in news reporting owing to their political nature, as farmers are a major voting sector during the election season. News of students committing suicide is not taken with the seriousness it deserves.

All these factors are responsible for many to slip into depression. It is very clear at this point that antidepressant pills aren't the solution, people need to be educated well in advance of their options which could potentially give them the best life they could live. Many social awareness camps and motivationally institutions should be established to help people overcome this illness. This is a very serious issue for the growth of a nation as it predicates the economy and overall standard of living. And unlike other diseases, this cannot be identified immediately and it's obvious that people tend to hide it and not share their feelings with others. 

With the numerous problems, India is facing today, this has to be the core of many and hence some immediate efficient efforts need to be applied as the people make the nation. 


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