Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s Mental Hai Kya has faced wrath of the Indian Psychiatric Society with doctors expressing concerns over the film’s discriminating teaser against those battling various mental problems.
In a letter written to the Censor Board, the Indian Psychiatric Society objected to the title, the depiction of main characters calling it stigmatizing, discriminative, degrading and inhuman in projecting mental disorders and persons who suffer from mental disorders.
Adding further, the doctors expressed concern that many people suffering from mental disorders do not come forward and seek treatment as psychological problems are still considered a stigma in our society.
And the doctors are right. Filmy or non-filmy, the importance of mental health is largely ignored. Mental disorders are like physical ailments and they need expert attention, counselling and medications.
If you are suffering from psychiatric disorders, seek doctor’s help. Besides medication, you can manage and balance your thought process with these simple tips.
Care For Your Body:
The first step is to take care of your physical health. Eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, exercising, getting enough sleep, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol are few tips to follow. Good and healthy habits release happy hormones that would keep your psychiatric help intact.
Spend more time with your family and friends, form a support network to discuss your issues. Communication helps in getting a different perspective to your problems and can provide long-lasting solutions.
Deal With Stress:
We all deal with stress and it has become an integral part of our life. Get into a hobby, take quite walks, play with pets. Meditation, chanting are amazing techniques that would bring stress levels down instantly and calm your mind. Read jokes or watch comedy shows as laughter boosts immune system, releases good hormones and relaxes body.
Learn about your strengths and weakness and set your goals accordingly. Decide your goals both at personal and professional levels, avoid self-criticism, and treat yourself with respect. Being confident makes you successful and sends positive signals to the brain.
Seeking help from a specialist is a healthy sign. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, worries, triggers and issues bothering you the most. Take medication regularly, attend counselling sessions as they help in curing your mental disorders completely.