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Create more awareness on mental health, says judge

Principal District and Sessions Judge C.M. Joshi said on Thursday that more awareness had to be created among people about mental diseases and their cure.

He was speaking after inaugurating the World Mental Health Day function organised by the Udupi Zilla Panchayat, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, the District Legal Services Authority, Dr. G. Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College and P.G. Centre and other organisations, here.

Mr. Joshi said that there were a lot of books on mental health available now and people and parents should read them. This would give them awareness about mental diseases. Mental disease could be cured provided they were diagnosed early and treatment was given in right time, he said.

Releasing handbills, Senior Civil Judge Kaveri said that people should learn to face problems. They should try to live in the present. This would go a long way in dealing with stress and pressures, she said.

Deputy Commissioner G. Jagadeesh said that when a person had expectations beyond his limitations, it led to pressure. It was essential that people realised their strengths and limitations. This would help them to achieve their goals.

The farmers of Kolar were a good example for all people. They had small land holdings. They got small quantity of water from wells which were several feet below and yet they tried to have the maximum yield. There had been no instance of farmer suicide in Kolar district, he said.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Ashok said that awareness of mental health should not be restricted to a single day but should be a continuous process.

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