Mental health- A tabooOctober 16, 2018
We are living in a generation where materialistic attraction has risen to its peak. Working for money has overcome working for the cause. Yet there are a few cases we hear every now and then that surprise us to the core.
Dr. Parul Adlakha who is a psychologist is one of them. While talking at Real Life Durga show (an initiative by Desh Ki Baat With Raju and Beyondposts.com), she shared her views on several aspects of her career and mental health.
When it was asked as to why she chose such career which is not very lucrative in India as people least bother about mental health, Dr. Adlakha said that she researched so much on the human mind and she loves the study on psychology.
While talking on obstacles on the path of her career she said the toughest part is to convince people that mental health is as important as the human body. Dr. Adlakha further said she and her senior Dr. Samriddhi had founded P.E.A.C.E. Foundation to generate awareness among people for mental health. Her foundation keeps organizing awareness campaign in Delhi, Noida and adjoining.
She appealed that the field of mental health is yet to explore and expand as India has a huge number of patients related to mental diseases. “As people are not aware of mental issues, they first approach to Babas or superstition treatments,” she mentioned painfully.
Spreading awareness about mental health used to be a hopeless path. Most people consider having a mental issue is as insanity or loserhood. P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is one of those initiatives that become a pioneer in social and bring the change.