VG Siddhartha’s Death Brings Back Spotlight on Mental Health

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Posted: 6 months ago


A para that needs to be noted :

“We need to appreciate that today suicide has become one of the top killers in the world, most people have ongoing psychological issues though this may not always been a case,” says Dr Samir Parikh, psychiatrist and director of Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.

Dr Parikh says it is a myth that those who are not well-to-do would be vulnerable. “All human beings are equally vulnerable. Everyone has their own struggles,” he adds.

On a specific question on why a rich and successful entrepreneur, educated and with access to medical help would not seek it, doctor says the problem is when the affected person fails to reach out or when friends and family fail to read the signs.


Lastly, the taboo that goes with mental health and the very serious implications of brushing things under the carpet. It is a huge factor says neurologist, Dr Sonia Lal Gupta.

People need to understand any mental ailment is because of a chemical imbalance like another medical problem, for example, in diabetes it is due to an imbalance of insulin,” she says.


The World Health Organisation says that one out of 20 people suffer from depression in India. What is worse is that this is killing silently

Posted: 6 months ago

There's much more to this than meets the eye. I cant blame anything on mental health and brush it under the carpet. 

Posted: 6 months ago

Originally posted by nigahen

There's much more to this than meets the eye. I cant blame anything on mental health and brush it under the carpet. 

whatever the reason......... whatever pressure game happened........... the fact is that a strong man had enough stress that he preferred giving up his life............. that DOES come under mental health....

Posted: 6 months ago
Heard he is s-in-law of ex kar cm , cong leader , they done scam n opened cafes , just paid few n looted public money , who will pay tat , tat scam related some secrets will come out , it can be anything
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