Blog

06

May

2019

Mental Health

World Health Organization (WHO) has defined mental health as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her potential and can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively and fruitfully to make a contribution to his or her community. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, USA millions of people worldwide have mental health issues and still manage to live very productive life. The fact that minor amounts of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, substance abuse or any other health concern gets you classified into your mental illness is something that should be rid off from all societies. These disorders need not affect every day working but if it is not under control then it can dangerously affect the life of oneself and his immediate neighbours.  The biggest social stigma is that people are hesitant to call diagnoses illnesses because they do not wish to admit that it is an ailment and often feels like there's something wrong with them. This is the first thought that has to be removed.

Most of the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala revolves around educating the short and long term effects of these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.