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Exploring Mental Health in India: A Journey with Paras Sharma | TEDxMAHE Bengaluru

Welcome to this engaging blog story where we delve into the world of mental health in India with Paris, a mental health professional and entrepreneur in the mental health sector. Paris takes us on a journey through the challenges and realities of navigating the mental health landscape in the country.

Imagine a scenario where 15% of the population is affected by a mystery illness, yet 8 out of 10 people are unable to find help for it. This paints a grim picture of the mental health crisis in India, where government support and resources are severely lacking. Paris sheds light on the struggles faced by individuals seeking mental health services, from expensive therapy sessions to limited access in rural areas.

As someone who has experienced anxiety and depression firsthand, Paris emphasizes the importance of making mental health services more affordable, accessible, and timely. He highlights the need for a shift in the way mental health is approached, moving away from a purely biomedical perspective to a more holistic and culturally sensitive approach.

Paris also raises important questions about the role of technology, startups, and government policies in addressing mental health challenges. He challenges the notion that mental health should be profitable and calls for a more empathetic and inclusive approach to mental health care.

In conclusion, Paris urges readers to be better allies in the fight for mental health awareness and support. He emphasizes the importance of destigmatizing mental health and advocating for mutual aid and support for those in need. By coming together as a community, we can work towards a future where mental health services are accessible to all.

So, let’s join Paris in his mission to create a more compassionate and inclusive mental health landscape in India. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that everyone has access to the support and care they deserve. Thank you for tuning in to this insightful and thought-provoking blog story.

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