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Source: India Today article 17 May 17
Read the full story published by India Today recently open the link:https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/health/story/world-hypertension-day-blood-pressure-india-lifest-977647-2017-05-17
When it takes shape of more severe mental problems, it causes anxiety, phobia, OCD and depression. In the most severe form, it leads to suicide. The statistics published by yourdost.com offers certain insights into mental health situation –
We all need a stress counsellor who can help us with identifying and removing the stressors in our lives or at least bail you out of the current stressful situation. The stress doesn’t have very narrow types nor has it limited manifestation. Dr Karl Albrecht, defined four common types of stress in his 1979 book, "Stress and the Manager”. Around 46% of the workforce in Indian organisations suffers from some or the other forms of stress. An India Study 2016 showed that the total organisational productivity loss per year (because of absenteeism due to stress) adds up to approximately Rs 49.6 crore in the the IT/ITeS sector (for an organisation with an average employee base of 10,000). That figure was Rs 105.48 crore for the finance/banking sector (average employee base of 5,000). And for the travel and hospitality sector, it was Rs 10.5 crore (average employee base of 2,000). The ways stress shows up are also very wide-ranging. For many they manifest in the form of body ailment and for other it becomes a mental disorder. People go from mild stress to severe stress and also experience health problems arising out of stress. Some of the destructive ways in which stress can damage your body are –
Hypertension is one such condition. In India, about 40% of the urban population is affected by hypertension.
The corporate sector has all the reasons to worry! An Assocham study released in 2015 revealed that 42.5 percent of employees suffer from depression. This is an increase of 50% compared with the earlier surveys .This article in the business standard will give a comprehensive picture –
Another syrvey conducted across 8 cities of india is also revealing -
Watch this video which explains how mental health is perceived in India -
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