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Tuesday 20th March 2018

World Mental Health Day

Lifestyle & Health

Muhammad Farhan Niazi

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:15 GMT

World Mental Health Day falls on October 10, with the goal to help raise mental health awareness.

In Pakistan, just like any other country, there is growing pressure in a person’s every day life.

There are people who have strong nerves and can deal with stress, others fall into depression and in extreme situations, take their own lives.

While many experts believe that every individual can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity.

But unfortunately little is being done in a country like Pakistan.

From university students to professionals, there is peer pressure. 

And vulnerable and mentally weak people often become victims.

In the recent past the number of suicide cases in Pakistan has increased.

I want to do a video story that will investigate the matter as I will speak to professional psychiatrists, psychologists and sociologists to find out why a person is pushed to such an extreme that he or she decides to take their own life.