Madikeri: "An excessive usage is observed in terms of mobile, internet, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms due to which, cases of mental illness and instability is increasing. We need to be aware of this", said the Senior Civil Judge and the Member Secretary of the District Legal Service Authority, Noorunnisa here on Wednesday, October 10.
Noorunissa spoke about this in a programme regarding "World Mental Health Day", jointly organised by Zilla Panchayat, District Health and Family Welfare Department, District Mental Health Programme, District Legal Service Authority, Lawyers Association, Police Department, Education Department, and Yuva Spandana.
She suggested saying, "Due to excessive use of such social media platforms, there are possibilities of one going under depression and loneliness which in turn can affect such individual's mental health and cause mental imbalance. Hence, the usage must be within the limits".
"Every individual must maintain mental health along with physical health. The mind should be filled with positivity", she added.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sundar Raj said, "To be mentally stable one must practice Yoga, exercise, music, literature, reading books and newspaper reading."
Adding to it, Noorunnisa also said that every person must have self confidence and that every individual must be human first.
Psychiatrist Dr. Linekar Karkada spoke on the topic concerning the mental health of the youth in the evolving world.
He said, "Teenage is an important stage in one's life. Teenagers are in a confused state, wherein they are neither kids nor adults. Because of this situation, they must concentrate on their academics to avoid diversion."
Psychologist from Yuva Spandana, Puttaraju spoke on life skills and provided information on the same.
Principal K K Mahesh and other dignitaries were present.
Rajashekar welcomed the gathering and Jayappa proposed a vote of thanks.