More than 200 million people suffer from depression in India
According to the WHO, more than 200 million people in India suffer from mental illnesses including depression. According to a report, about 42 per cent of the employees working in India are suffering from depression and anxiety.
Depression and loneliness have become a big problem for the whole world including India and it cannot be ignored by considering it as the responsibility of the society only. A person surrounded by loneliness becomes the cause of his own destruction, he starts thinking about death instead of thinking about life.
A person suffering from loneliness remains troubled throughout his life and does not like anything good. According to the World Health Organization, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people worldwide and loneliness is the biggest cause of this.
Although there is only one word to say loneliness, people do not take it seriously, but because of the recent situations, countries around the world have now started taking it seriously.
The victims of loneliness are not only those people who are living alone in the society, but sometimes the victims are also those who are surrounded by full family, relatives and friends and yet they feel lonely.
Do it Reports have shown that the problem of loneliness is up to 60 per cent higher in married people than in bachelors. According to research by Harvard Business Review, loneliness causes a person to age faster and is as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
People surrounded by big problems often become victims of loneliness, even during times of epidemics and wars, the insecurity of loneliness increases in people’s lives.
In the Corona period and especially during the lockdown, everyone felt this loneliness, during this period there were many changes in the behaviour of the people, anger, despair and suffocation increased in them, these feelings only push the person into the darkness of loneliness.
There is a big difference between loneliness and solitude, loneliness is that state of mind, which we can call mental illness. Whereas solitude is the stage of spiritual development of a person.
Solitude is needed for creation, but loneliness causes destruction. Recently Japan has formed a ministry to overcome loneliness, its name is ‘Ministry of Loneliness‘, although Japanese people are considered to be hardworking and honest, loneliness is making them hollow inside.
The population of Japan is twelve and a half million, of which about 6.3 million are elderly and more than 60 million are young, that is, five per cent of the total population are elderly and fifty per cent are young.
These elders are the concern of Japan because they do not have any companion to overcome their loneliness. People resort to robot dogs and robot friends to overcome their loneliness, but they are not provided with any living companion.
In such a situation, the government there is upset after seeing the statistics of suicide in the year 2020.
In the year 2020, the number of suicides increased by about four per cent compared to 2019, that is, there were 16 citizens committing suicide out of every one lakh citizen and in the investigation, it was found that the biggest reason for this is loneliness, then the government of this ministry there. formed.
In the year 2018, Britain had also created such a ministry, but after two years it was found that the people of Britain have not benefited from this ministry.
Is it now time to set up a ministry for loneliness in India, like the one created in Japan, because a serious problem like suicide is now taking the form of an epidemic, which is spreading in the country as well as in the whole world? has been