Good morning everyone present here, today I am going to give a speech on the importance of mental health. The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of self-awareness, the ability to manage everyday stresses, and the capacity for productive work. Mental health serves as the cornerstone of both individual well-being and a community’s efficient operation. The country’s development depends on its health.
More than 450 million people around the world suffer from mental diseases. By 2020, depression will be the second most prevalent illness worldwide. The cost of mental illness will exceed the capacity of developed and developing countries to provide sufficient care. It is more critical than ever to look for strategies to both promote and treat mental disorders due to the rising costs of mental illness on society and the economy.
It is undeniably true that sadness causes heart and vascular disorders, and that physical and mental health are intimately related. Alcohol and tobacco use, eating sensibly, frequent exercise, getting enough sleep, engaging in safe sexual behavior, and following medical advice are all health behaviors that are affected by mental problems, which increase the risk of physical sickness.
Social issues like unemployment, disintegrated families, poverty, drug abuse, and related criminality are also influenced by mental illness. Immune system dysfunction is significantly influenced by poor mental health. Patients with depression who are medically unwell perform worse than those without. Depression risk is increased by long-term conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Thank you.