UDALGURI, Oct 27 - Young people of today live in a world of competition that percolates to every sphere of life. They live in an increasingly anxiety-provoking atmosphere and may therefore fall sick mentally.
Young people are vulnerable to developing mental health disorders as they face a lot of new pressures and challenges in their daily lives.Worldwide, young people are disproportionately affected by mental health problems and related risk behaviours which are often not recognised or addressed until later in life.
Depression, suicide and the use of harmful drugs and alcohol among young people are major issues in our society today which can lead to risky behaviour.
Taking serious note of such issues, the Tezpur based Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health (LGBRIMH) kicked off a month-long awareness camp on mental health in various parts of Sonitpur,Udalguri and Darrang districts from October 10 last to commemorate World Mental Health Day.
As part of the official itinerary, a team of doctors along with paramedical staff held a check-up and awareness camp at Udalguri Civil Hospital where 27 patients suffering from mental health problems were brought for check-up and were administered free medicines along with medical suggestion.
The doctors team comprised of Dr Kunal Deb, Dr Soumik Sengupta, Dr Bipul Sharma, Dr Nipun Deka, Dr Iftikhar Hussain and Dr Pranjal Chakravorty.
Talking to this Correspondent, Dr Kunal Deb, coordinator of the team said that the LGBRIMH has already completed awareness and check-up camps in Tezpur, Sipajhar and various other locations, including schools and colleges. The team would now conduct similar camps at the D Choudhury Institute of Management and LGB Girls� College at Tezpur, besides at Balipara and Koliabor College in Nagaon district respectively.