Four in five individuals in Pune experience mental health issues, finds a study

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Mpower, an Aditya Birla Education Trust project, has introduced the mental health score focusing on the inhabitants of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
According to Mpower, the score, which considered online replies from individuals to screen their mental health spectrum, discovered that one in every four people, or almost 80% of inhabitants in the ‘Deccan city,’ had suffered mental health issues, some time in their life.

The Mpower Pune mental health score assessed findings among people aged 18 to 24 (youth and adolescents), 25 to 40 (adults and working population), and 60 and above (senior population).

Dr. Neerja Birla, founder and chairman of Mpower, said in a statement released on Wednesday, “At Mpower, we want to increase awareness about mental health challenges in India and give the ideal platform for those in need to seek support and services.” The launch of the city-specific mental health score aims to make everyone aware that mental health is no longer a taboo subject; it establishes a well-known reality that mental health distress may affect anybody, regardless of age or environment.

Many of us have mental health concerns that have been made worse by the ongoing pandemic and the effects of isolation, instability, and worry. The best approach to handle it, is to admit it and get the appropriate professional care. Living with mental health concerns not only reduces one’s happiness but also has a detrimental effect on the nation’s economy by obstructing economic growth and productivity.

The score also revealed other crucial findings, such as the fact that 88% of young respondents in Pune, aged 18 to 24, have mental health issues. Mood disturbances and anxiety are two of Pune adolescents’ most common mental health concerns. According to the specialists, many people have panic disorder and relationship concerns such as instability, adultery, abuse, ghosting, and open partnerships.

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