Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Wordpulse: A place to speak, share, learn and grow together...

Our lives are becoming stressful with every added day and our health posed to greater risks. This stress has its major impact on the mental health of the people and results in different forms of disorders. However, it is not quite often that people talk about mental health. Even though there are talks held on mental health but very few consider themselves as person who needs help to improve their mental health. One of the prominent reasons for people not showing up for the diagnosis of these disorders is that the society often regards these patients as psycho or mad people which are rarely true in most of the cases. As a result the situations are made worse. Depression is quite common mental health issue these days. More and more people are being added to this sect every day. Particularly in Nepal, there are very few clinics and hospitals (that too city oriented) which treat psychological disorder and other issues related to mental health properly. Only few hospitals have psychological ward at service and even these lack experts. They mostly focus on medicine and less on counseling which plays a vital role in healing mental illness. The situation of mental health is very pathetic but least talked about in Nepal. I have a personal experience of one of my very close friends who was in need of proper mental health care and counseling. She suffered a lot in her academics as well as her personal life and career due to this. Seeing one of your friends suffer every day is very torturing to anyone especially when you can do nothing for them. Similar was my condition. So, few weeks back I tried to find the works and research done in this field. The more I found the more I felt that very little is done in this field.
The steady pace of urbanization is sure to increase mental tensions among people specially youth. Considering all this and sharing the experience of my friend, I have been motivated towards the concern of mental health of youth. Youth is the most productive phase of life as well as very stressful one. There is high chance of youth suffering from mental illness in both rural and urban areas. But the issues of mental health are taken as taboo in our society. Family members often tend to hide or socially boycott the person who is suffering from the disorders. In this way the situation is made worse. Hence, I am nowadays concerned in doing research in mental health of youth and possible measures to change the mindset of people towards others suffering from mental illness. I want to contribute in this field because I dream of community which is friendly towards person struggling with mental illness. If ever a single person gets right treatment due to my contribution to this field I would take it as a success because change happens gradually and it has to start from somewhere.
I anticipate being a voice of correspondent in wordpulse will provide ample opportunity for me to explore my potentials as well as place my voice and ideas regarding youth issues and concerns regarding mental health. This will be a platform for me to learn about the global issues concerning women and gain knowledge on efforts and techniques adopted to mitigate the problems associated with them. Moreover, I will be representing my age group and share my experiences with global community on issues concerning to all of us.
In addition, wordpulse seems to be designed in fun and learn manner keeping up the professional touch. As it focuses on creative and professional writing to bring the anticipated change within and around the world, I will also be able to meet friends from various creative backgrounds which I believe will fuel my enthusiasm and personal development along with the opportunity to work with young women like me. In this way wordpulse voice of correspondents will be a platform for me to groom as well as to share my knowledge through networking, refined writing and documentation skills and initiating the vision of a society which is friendly to people with mental illness in long run.

Comments

Nusrat Ara's picture

Dear Krita. Mental health is

Dear Krita.

Mental health is such a neglected issue in our part of the world. I am glad that you want to work on the issue as it needs a lot of attention here.

Keep writing and sharing.

Love

Nusrat

krita's picture

Indeed Nusrat, I second to

Indeed Nusrat, I second to what you have said. South Asian countries fall under developing countries where people have run a rat race to fulfill their basic requirement. The vicious poverty cycle is nearly impossible to break having its first impact on mental health. But as you said it is left unexpressed. Similar is the situation in every corner of the world. Proper attention to the issue s a must. Lets see how far I can reach. Thank you for your support. :)

KRITA

Chantelle Hollenbach's picture

Important issue

Thank you Krita for sharing your thoughts and vision with us...

Mental health is often forgotten, misdiagnosed or blatantly ignored...I really hope that you continue on your path here with VOF and elsewhere...no matter where you go...you can and are making a difference...Attitude and intent is everything!

I send you strength and courage to keep speaking up..

Chanti

krita's picture

Thanks a lot Chanti. You are

Thanks a lot Chanti. You are really encouraging. With friends like you my vision is less difficult to achieve. I really loved your sparking lines 'attitude and intent is everything'. Thank you once again. :) I send you a warm smile for you encouraging words dear.

KRITA

usha kc's picture

Krita,, I am with you dear. I

Krita,, I am with you dear. I liked your vision. you raise your voice on such a crucial but ignored issue. Keep going on baini.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative