World Mental Health Day | Hamro Patro

ब्लग - साहित्य / नेपाली चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष लेखहरू

World Mental Health Day


A child has been laughing at small things since morning, loud, bright and to its fullest. Laughing at the leaves that fall from the trees or the drops of water that flow from the edge of the roof. As gradually a child grows up, her childhood and the virtue of that childhood and smiles disappear from her life, she now searches for a reason to laugh. Do we need a reason to smile? Are smiles just a transaction we make by some tangible events or things? I mean, what's the value of a smile if we need reasons to smile at? Smiling without reason is the fundament of a child, may the child sustains within everyone.

I get back to the laughing evolution of the child, as she is growing now at school she is becoming a stressed student in the economics of laughter. School and college work, work stress, the depth of the relationship and so many other factors are absorbing her laughter and smiles. Most of the working and student moments of our adult lives are spent in work and running, trust me, we are forgetting to smile and the problem underlies here.

Life may not be the same for everyone, whether they are young or old. Life is full of hope amidst stress, limitations, comparisons, restraint, and inferiority complex.

 It is important to understand that life is not just a matter of consumerism and achievement, it is also a matter of creating a garland of absolute breaths amid emptiness.

The mind that forgot to laugh at sunrise nowadays needs adequate bank balance or a good phone or other physical components to laugh, why is laughing and smiling so expensive?

A group of people who have defined victory as the way to get ahead of others has created a perimeter of confusion amid an unhealthy competition and this is the beginning of a stressful life.

Billions of people, like such representative children, have been living their days and years amid melancholy and stress. Suicide, murder, drug abuse, accidents, and many other effects are heard daily in our neighborhood. Every year since 1992, World Mental Health Day has been celebrated in more than 150 countries with various programs to address these mental health issues and the challenges posed by the environment. This day raises awareness about mental health issues, problems, and therapeutic and preventive methods in the world. The mainstays of mental health are human emotional support and emotional first aid.

Just as people in an accident need physical first aid, those in an emotional and emotional trauma need immediate first aid in the right way. With increasing modernity, changing lifestyles, and growing human ambitions, people are facing increasing problems such as chronic depression, mental imbalance, and suicide.

Life is precious and it is foolish to compare important things like wealth and gold, are we not forgetting to live somewhere in the race to earn and save? Being happy and thinking positive is a great thing, let's not forget to smile and share smiles.

Remember, every year around 300 million people in the world suffer from depression, the basis of living a life of happiness and contentment is the first step to mental health. We certainly don't want to be on the same list of 300 million, trying to do our best in life is an achievement.

The result is a product of effort. We need to stop chasing the shadows and pursue the true value of life. May everyone have the courage to enjoy these limited days of life which are decreasing day by day.

As many as 1 billion people worldwide are struggling with mental health problems, with over 3 million people dying each year from alcohol abuse alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds in one corner of the globe. The COVID 19 epidemic has created more mental problems and negative and pessimistic thoughts in people around the world. This year's Mental Health Day is very important. Business may be hard or it may be difficult to survive, maybe we are jobless, but after every black cloud, there is a silver lining. We got to live for that lining which shall stimulate our growth and smiles.

It is our responsibility to take special care of those with mental problems and to take the initiative for a healthy and normal life.

Suyog Dhakal

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