It’s a western thing!

India’s narrative of societal evolution and its progress towards accepting mental health are similar. Its varied cultural fabric yet contains a recurring theme of stigma and denial. Denying recognition of mental illness not only prolongs personal anguish but also impedes the overall advancement of a country aiming for comprehensive welfare. A new story of resiliency, compassion, and group action emerges as voices rise to confront outmoded ideas and structural impediments. India is at a turning point in its history, ready to remove the taboo around mental health and open the door to a future in which it is not just acknowledged but valued as a necessary element of human development.

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