Promotion of Mental Health as a Means to Achieve Global Public Health: Problems & Prospects

  • Mohd Wazid Khan and Asma Praveen
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  • Mohd Wazid Khan

    Assistant Professor at Glocal Law School, Glocal University, Sharanpur, U.P., India

  • Asma Praveen

    LL.M Student at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India

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Mental health refers to the healthy mind of an individual, while public health is related to the healthy sense of the community at large. There are various links between the mental health and public health that is to protect the person's psychology, whether it is individual mental health or it is for the public at large, that is public health. That is why it is essential to take care of both mental and public health, and we talk about mental health with reliance. We mean to say the person is physiologically conscious and able to control his/her mind. Public health is always a matter of concern of the government, many programme and health policies regarding that are continuously conducted by the government, also about mental health; there are many ways by which a person can remove his sufferings. From the government to non-governmental organizations, everyone is concerned about mental and public health since it is the cause of many deaths occurring every day in India. The most common factor of suicide in India is suffering from mental health. Apart from the duty of the government, every individual in the society is cast with the duty to take care of their loved ones and also to their neighbors. Despite these efforts, news of new suicide cases, every now and then is heard every day. People are suffering from depression due to slowdown of the economy; this situation has been peaked during the pandemic. All these circumstances put questions despite all efforts to protect the mental and public health, can we say we are protecting public health at large? Has India fulfilled all the parameters set by the World Health Organization? Are we able to create awareness programmes globally? What is the legal status of public health at the International level? The authors will try to throw light on these questions and try to cover every perspective of public health priority. In the end, the authors will provide some suggestions that can be useful for the promotion of awareness programmes at the national and international levels.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1689 - 1698


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