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Remshay Ahmed

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Last week on 10th October the world marked Mental Health Day. Throughout the entire week, people from different walks of life shared their experiences with mental health problems and showed their solidarity with those suffering from it. Many influential people shared their personal battles, setting new precedents to a discourse which has formally taken shape in the last few years and has created a safe haven for those who seemed to have been overwhelmed with their own experiences.

While there is no right way of understanding what people are going through, acknowledging this as uniquely idiosyncratic to one’s experiences has been identified as the starting point. This has opened an important room for dialogue by way of which objective study of human psychology is only used to identify the ailment, whereas subjectivity is assigned more weight in understanding the symptoms and designing a treatment regimen. This subjectivity has allowed psychologists and patients alike to redefine traditional psychology in a way that brings in more people together.

Although bringing people together hints at the formation of society, the progress that is being made in psychology affects only a few. Individual states and the borderless non-governmental organisations are knocking heads in finding ways of improving Human Development Index (HDI), an important component of which is strengthening youth which is to form future........

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