The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted big concerns and raised many hidden issues about the mental health of children and their respective families, stated UNICEF report based on mental health, `The States of the World`s Children 2021. According to this report around 14 per cent of 15 -24-year-old in India are gloomy, disturbed and suffering from serious mental health issues.
In the recent UNICEF survey across 21 countries, only 41 per cent of Indian youngsters were willing to treat mental health problems. This is in stark contrast to an average of 83 per cent people in western countries who shy away from talking about it. The Union Health Minister, Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday (October 5) released the report here. Sadly, the report has illustrated stark contrasts on how sad events in the world can affect the thoughts and also the world people create in their minds.
Interestingly, as per the UNICEF survey across 21 countries, only 41 per cent of young people in India are keen to seek support for their mental health problems, compared to an average of 83 per cent for 21 countries.
Releasing the report, minister Mandaviya also added, “Mental health has widely been discussed in our Sanatan culture, value system and of course spirituality. The mutual development of mind, body and soul has been explained in our texts really well. We are very happy today that UNICEF has released a global report on the mental health of children.
Also, the union minister added that as the trend of nuclear family instead of joint family has increased in our society, mental health problems have become more frequent in children. Nuclear families have created indifferences and bitterness especially among kids. Indeed, a healthy mind resides in a healthy body and that makes a healthy person automatically.