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Oct'19

Mental Health

Team Members: Aarushi Singh, Ragini Sharma, Shivalika Goel, Surmayi Sharma, Nimisha Gupta Problem Statement: We live in a country where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way. That's the stigma. That's pure ignorance. And that ignorance has created a world that doesn't understand mental health. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. According to a Wall Street Journal report in 2016, millennial Indians spend far more time at work than their counterparts in 25 other countries – 52 hours a week on average. In such a scenario, job insecurity, challenging projects, ambitious targets, tough deadlines, heavy performance pressures and the much-dreaded appraisals can all lead to elevated stress levels.  A negative working environment can lead to a variety of mental concerns. Inversely, mental health issues can have an extremely adverse effect on one’s productivity at work. Either way, companies lose time and money. Each day so many people suffer from different mental illnesses, and so many people suffer and…

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