“SAY NO TO BULLYING”, “SAY NO TO HARASSMENT”

Harassment in the public is found to be twice as common for people with mental health problems than for those in the overall population.

The harassment commonly involves verbal abuse mentioning to the individual’s mental health complications and is committed primarily by colleagues and neighbors. Almost all of us know that harassment of a psychiatric patient has a detrimental effect on his mental health. Still, we hear these kind of news so often:

“Currently admitted in Malda Medical College Hospital in a critical condition, the woman was found with blunt metal objects inserted in her privates. Doctors have reported that she was raped multiple times by multiple people. Reports say the tribal woman, said to be mentally unstable, was abducted from a neighbouring village near Ichamati river while she was on her way back from a Shivratri fair on February 17 evening”.

“A mentally ill woman was beaten and tortured by three women in front of a crowd in Pallipuram. Her feet were burnt with an iron ladle. When a mobile video of the assault was circulated on social media, the police filed a case against the women”. And so many more…..

Stigma and discernment have long been complications for people with mental health issues living in the society.

Yes, the mentally ill will often face teasing or bullying. Bullying is always merciless, but is extraordinarily so when aimed at individuals who are acknowledged in some manner as disabled.

In all bullying, the bystanders shouldn’t just keep staring but should stop these attacks by intervening or by arranging help for the mentally disabled. Stopping the harassment is something for which we all should take the responsibility. They are the ones who can’t take care of themselves and need someone to take care of them and for the sake of humanity, we can stand by them in need and help them not get furthermore mentally unstable just by simply intervening in the harassment and stopping it further.

The worst of all that can happen is domestic violence faced by mentally ill. Their caretakers whether it be parents, children or siblings, at some point of time, lose patience and it results in domestic violence as they can’t take it anymore themselves but the other way round, they should themselves see the patient’s psychiatrist in order to know how to stay calm and stress free. The caretaker’s meet are regularly held at Shanti Home Advance De-addiction, Mental Health Clinic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation where the family of the Psychiatric patient is counseled well.

The intensity of the emotive or physical assault leaves lifelong wounds and in a high number of cases these patients exhibit enough symptoms of furthermore suffering from depression, anxiety and seclusion. The worst of the repercussions even may lead to suicide.

Harassing a mentally unstable person is a heinous act of humanity. Let’s not make their struggle of mental health recovery impossible by continuing to treat them as horrendously distinct part of society. Remember, mental illness isn’t a choice. It is exhausting to fight a war inside one’s head every day. Let’s make it easier for them to recover and be a support and “SAY NO TO BULLYING”, “SAY NO TO HARASSMENT”.

 

 

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Shanti Home Mission

Shanti Home Advanced De-Addiction, Mental Health Clinic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation offers inpatient and outpatient medical facilities. Our aim is to deliver standard patient-focused treatment with due dignity and respect in a safe and therapeutic atmosphere.  We constantly attempt to bring a change in the lives of our patients and assist them to recover their working at the office, in school, at home, and in their associations with family and other significant individuals in their lives. Esteem for patients, the stability of care, and robust message between all people engaged in patient care describe our methodology.

Shanti Home Advanced De-Addiction, Mental Health Clinic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation is committed to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, panic, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, substance abuse & addiction, schizophrenia, eating disorders, sleep disorders, bipolar disorders and other trauma-related disorders through education, medication, therapies and research. Our objective emphasizes on the improvement of the quality of life for those with these psychological and substance abuse disorders.

Shanti Home seeks to outshine as a valued, active and prominent organization advancing psychology as a science. The fundamental values that lead our mission embrace pursuit of brilliance, awareness, diversity and ethical action at the right time. Our strategic plan objectives are to maximize the association’s organizational effectiveness, expand psychology’s role in progressing health and enhance recognition of psychology as a science.  Our effort is driven by our vow to encourage mental health as an acute part of overall health wellness, including preventive facilities for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and support for ones who need it, with recovery as the main goal. The mental health disorders should be cured long before they reach the most critical stage in the ailment process. When we consider other diseases like cancer or heart stroke, we don’t wait for years to cure them. We start before we reach the last stage—we begin with precaution, detect symptoms, and make an action plan to converse and hopefully stop the advancement of the disease. So why don’t we do the same for people who are dealing with possibly serious mental illness? Like other diseases, we need to address to these symptoms on time, recognize the underlying disease and plan an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health inclusive of sound mental health for a happy and a healthy life.

7 indications of Alcohol dependency

Regular intake of alcohol increases the dependency on it which is also called alcoholism. This eventually leads to noticeable mental and physical changes wherein taking professional help is the only resort. Below are some of the major symptoms of alcohol dependency that call for immediate medical help:

  1. Tolerance: After a certain time, the same quantity of alcohol doesn’t get the same feeling as it did earlier. This leads to an increased consumption of alcohol; it is called tolerance. This suggests that regular drinking over time has accustomed your body of a certain quantity of alcohol.
  2. Withdrawal symptoms: When the effect of alcohol diminishes; you experience withdrawal symptoms likeanxiety,sweating, nausea, insomnia, depression, irritability, fatigue; loss of appetite or headaches. One or more of these symptoms point towards alcohol dependency.
  3. Loss of Control: It’s high time you should check your alcohol consumption when even after drinking a certain amount; you experience an uncontrollable urge to drink more.
  4. Inability to quit: Sometimes you may desire to quit drinking and may even make efforts to cut down on drinking habit but end up unsuccessful.
  5. Neglecting other activities: You may start ignoring important appointments, forgetting your promises or postponing work.Alcohol abuse eventually latches on to your time ultimately leading you to overlook the true essence of life. Your priorities tend to change causing an imbalance in life.
  6. Change in focus: There would be a shift of focus from other social as well as recreational activities to alcohol. You start awaiting the next opportunity to drink which in itself is an indication of alcohol dependency.
  7. Negative Consequences: Ultimately, when drinking alcohol interferes with your ability to work, affects your relationships, worsens the finances, or leads to health problems, yet you continue to drink, your dependency on alcohol is quite high. This indicates the need to take professional guidance.

If either you or your loved one has any of the above symptoms, seek consultation at Shanti Home. Our rehabilitation treatment has given a new life to many.

Recovery is always possible; only an initiative needs to be taken from your end.

4 steps towards a mindful “YOU”

Being mindful is to become aware of your thoughts, feelings and body to bring you back to a state of acceptance. Mindfulness is simple yet very effective way to center your thoughts and emotions.  Here are some easy steps to bring mindfulness into your life and enjoy the benefits

1.      Sit at a peaceful place

To experience mindfulness, you require being at a peaceful place where you can spend some time with your mind. You can choose a clean and quiet place in your home or a calm place outdoors would also do.

2.      Check your posture

Maintain a comfortable posture wherever you are sitting. Ensure to sit in an upright position with either your legs crossed or your feet planted firmly on the ground.  The arms need to be kept parallel to your body and rest your hands on your thighs or knees, whichever keeps your posture straight.  In simple words, maintain the meditation posture.

3.      Sense the surroundings

Keep your eyes closed.  Establish a natural breathing pattern and feel each breath going in and out of you.  While the whole world is in action; you calmly notice it without getting distracted.  Feel your feet against the ground or the wind blowing past your ears.  Be conscious and aware of your surroundings.

4.      Go With the Flow

Keep yourself from getting entangled in the thoughts that cross your mind. Let the thoughts flow by; neither stick to them nor judge them as being good or bad. Continuously redirect your mind to your present state of being.  Remember your breathing and your surroundings.

With regular practice of mindfulness meditation, you can be a more productive and happy person. Just spend some good time with yourself each day to witness the serenity amidst daily hustle.

Know about drug addiction treatment

Addiction is a complex illness that results in uncontrollable drug craving. The ease with which one gets addicted through voluntary act of consuming drugs, a greater level of difficulty is faced to get rid of it. Effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the illness and its consequences. Research over past 40 years has consistently identified some key information that has helped build effective treatment programs. Below is some important information related to drug recovery:

  • It is important to know that addiction impacts the function of brain which results in alteration of an individual’s behavior as well as response. Keeping oneself from the guilt associated with drug-related behavior is very essential for successful recovery.
  • Successful treatment programs provide for all aspects of a person’s life, not just a specific addiction. Learning new skills and sharing emotional troubles may help with recovery.
  • Never underestimate the requirement of follow up care. It is as essential as the treat itself. This helps keep away from addiction as the action is taken in case symptoms start showing up.
  • At times drug addiction is associated with mental illness in which case it’s essential to go for a rehab program that effectively assists in recovery from both.
  • Based upon the intensity of addiction as well as patient’s response to the treatment; Treatment plans need to be reevaluated and altered from time to time. This helps in continuous improvement.
  • Aside of doctors and family members, it’s equally essential to take the feedback from the individual struggling with addiction.

The above information plays a vital role in helping choose the best de-addiction centre.