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Raising Collective Conscious Towards Mental Health

Authors: Bhavya Bhasin and Sushmita Anand, Students, NMIMS, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai, India

Abstract Mental health is an influential part of one’s well-being and has gained its importance worldwide. Without mental health, there can be no good physical health. India has a far-reaching approach to mental health but it lags due to improper implementation of laws, the lack of awareness and sensitivity about the issue in one’s leading a healthy life. This paper deals with the contemporary aspects of human life which tend to have a greater impact on one’s emotional and psychological well-being. The objective of this paper is to be acquainted with the current scenario of India supporting mental health care and laws pertaining to it. Further, this paper will be giving an insight into how social media has an impact on one’s mental health by developing the feeling anxiety and depression, victims of crime like cyberbullying, theft of data of privacy and many more will be discussed in the paper below. This paper also tends to find how there trying times of pandemic COVID 19 have impacted the mental health of an individual due to lockdown in the country, no social contacts and gathering, sand many more reasons which consequently have increased the cases of mental illness and suicide in the country. Furthermore, it demonstrates the urgent need for mental health care laws and its proper implementation. The recommendations have been given for raising awareness amongst the general public which will help in developing the sensitivity regarding the issue and make them understand that mental health is equally important as physical health and should not be ignored.

Keywords: Mental Health, Mental Health care laws, Covid-19 impact, Social Media Impact.

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