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By Dr Anupam Manhas & Shivani Gautam

(Associate Professor, Career Point University Hamirpur H.P. & LLM Scholar, Career Point University Hamirpur H.P.)


Mental health is a widely talked about topic these days especially after reports that some very successful people. The lifestyle and work culture coupled with over exposure to electronic gadgets have made the matters worse. People are increasing complaining of headaches, anxiety, depression and sleeping disorders. The onslaught of COVID pandemic has aggravated the situation. The mental health is affected by a number of factors like self esteem, family conditions, physical health, behavior etc. The society is still insensitive to the problem of mental health. The people with poor mental health are hesitant to seek medical help for the fear of mockery in society. The Constitution of India grants indirect protection to mental health under Article 21 by guaranteeing right to life and personal liberty and also Article 39 puts an obligation on the state to preserve health of the citizens. Certain specific laws related to lunacy have been enacted, This was followed by the enactment of Mental Health Act. However this law has its own set of shortcomings. People with mental disorders have been granted reservation in Government jobs. Women have been struggling to get their fair due in society since a long time. They are worst affected by ill mental health. The courts have been sensitive to the needs of mentally ill persons and have from time to time tried to grant relief to such people.
Mental health, causes of bad mental health, mental health laws, mental health of women.

TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume III Issue II, Pages 83-92
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ISSN 2582-5216
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