Manikaka Topawala Institute of Nursing , CHARUSAT Changa, Celebrating World Mental Health Day and  Swachhta Seva Abhiyan at Anand Railway station. Flash Mob was done at Railway Station followed by Debate and Panel discussion at DZ Patel High school, A.V Road Anand.During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall well-being. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. A negative working environment, on the other hand, may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity.

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Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability. More than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with both. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year in lost productivity.According to survey conducted by department of psychiatry and department of community medicine, Government Medical College(GMC), Surat. A total of 950 households were surveyed and responses of 3,168 individuals considered. Of them, 234 people were found suffering from mental illness.

The environment in which you dwell or work, your living conditions… Every single aspect of nature and the world has immense potentialities to affect your inner and outer mental makeup. The more clean, healthy and conducive the environment around you is… The more mentally healthy you will be. Making the environment a nurturing one may be the responsibility of our State’s concerned authorities; however, as citizens of the civil society we can also make our own efforts to make our environment eco-friendly, safe and healthy.

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