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It is found that teenagers in urban India are a distressed lot. What a...

  Aug 02, 2016

It is found that teenagers in urban India are a distressed lot. What are the reasons? What is being done?

The serious mental distress experienced by a growing number of young people, particularly teenagers, as a result of family breakdown, school-related stress, bullying, cyber bullying and 24/7 online culture. As a result, young people are struggling with mental health problems and are more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs and prescription medication in an attempt to switch off from distressing feelings. Health services like de-addiction centres, voluntary sector, education and  social care –  should work together to make sure everything possible is being done to ensure those at risk are being offered the right services in the right places.
 
Hon. Prime Minister took up the larger issue of drug addiction in his Man Ki Baat.