A walk to mark the World Mental Health Day was organized by the Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College Sukkur here on Tuesday. The day was observed to raise awareness about mental health issues, said the organizers. They said that disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and substance abuse etc., caused immense suffering to the affected.
This also intensifies the vulnerability leading patients to a life of self-destruction, they said. The participants called for educating public as how to support people affiliated with such issues. They stressed upon the government for creating an environment wherein people should not only feel confident to discuss mental health conditions but can also receive support. The walk was attended by a large number of doctors, nurses, Para-medical staff and people from different sections of the society. It was followed by a seminar at the press club.
Principal Professor Dr Aftab Soomro, Medical Superintendent Aziz Memon of the GMC hospital Sukkur said that the people were not aware as to how important it was to consult a doctor for addressing their psychological problems.
They said that people also do not realize the importance of being mentally and psychologically fit. —APP