This years *World Mental Health Day , on 10 October* comes in a time when our daily lives are drastically changed due to the COVID 19 pandemic , amidst an uncertainty about everything in life. Many are living in constant stress due to the restrictions in life , many have come to terms with it, still many have lost their livelihood…. hence *this years World Health Organization theme is ‘increased Investment in Mental Health’.*
Theme for World Mental Health Day 2020:
Mental Health for All
Greater Investment – Greater Access
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.
The economic consequences of the pandemic are already being felt, as companies let staff go in an effort to save their businesses, or indeed shut down completely.
Given past experience of emergencies, it is expected that the need for mental health and psychosocial support will substantially increase in the coming months and years. Investment in mental health programmes at the national and international levels, which have already suffered from years of chronic underfunding, is now more important than it has ever been.
This is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is increased investment in mental health.
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy is committed to credible research in Homoeopathy . Research evidence is being generated in the treatment of *various mental disorders like Depression, Schizophrenia, Behavioural disorders, Mood disorders, Autism, ADHD etc.* using Homoeopathy.
The role played by Homoeopathy in Mental well being will be greater in the coming years through its gentle healing principles causing minimal side effects.