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Nagaland observes World Mental Health Day

First Published: 10th October, 2022 17:50 IST

Substance abuse is responsible for 20% of all mental illness in Nagaland. Doctors advisepeople not to consume alcohol, drugs.

Nagaland joined the rest of the World to observe World Mental Health Day under the theme “Make Mental Health and well being for all Global Priority” at State Mental Health Institute Kohima.

Resource person Dr.Viketoulie Pienyu, Senior Medical Officer SMHIK in his speech stated that substance abuse is responsible for 20% of all mental illness in the state and advised people not to consume alcohol, drugs to relief their stress.

He stressed on the importance for people to preserve their mental health adding that a country can never progress if their citizens are mentally ill.

Dr.Piennyu also said the main goal of observing Mental Health day is to focus on some few things such as, to create awareness on mental health issue, to mobilize support, to wake up institutions, the church and the society as a whole to address the issue.

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