As the world marks World Mental Health day on Wednesday, the theme for this year is Young People and mental health in a changing world. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' lives worldwide.
In the Nepali context, the experts say that there are still many myths regarding mental health. People are unaware of the causes, consequences, precautions and cure measures of mental health.
Dr Jaya Regmee, Psychiatrist at Kanti Hospital speaks about the mental health problem in Nepal and preventive measures regarding the issue.