The World Federation for Mental Health has designated the theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 as “Mental Health for All: Greater Investment, Greater Access,” and urges increased investment in appropriate and equitable mental health services, including support for the social determinants of health to address mental health promotion and prevention.
In Manipur, as per the findings of the National Mental health Survey 2015-16, the weighted prevalence of mental illness for lifetime and current experiences were 19.9% and 13.9% respectively.
Individuals who are mentally unstable or have undiagnosed disorder and individual with substance addiction (who may be facing withdrawal symptoms) tend to face higher risk of developing a more severe mental disorder, which may even lead to suicide.
Studies have shown that individuals completing suicides did not have a positive outlook toward life, problem-solving approaches, and coping skills as they are unable to synthesize an effective strategy to deal with it.
Imphal West reports highest deaths by suicide in state with 45.28 per cent
Gambhir was brought back from Mumbai to his birthplace in Manipur on April 19, 2018 by a team of Patsoi police station from Bandra, Mumbai after he went missing for 40 years..
Manipur health officials said that people, who have completed COVID-19 treatment, must be given support and should not be stigmatised.