Please describe the goal of your initiative; outline what you are trying to achieve
Mental Health has been suffering from identity crisis. It is being considered as part of non-communicable diseases which itself is part of somatic health. In that consideration too, substance use disorder which is a lifestyle related problem is overcasting the merit of mental disorders. It is being played with rather than giving due consideration. This is, along with a few more, a need to be resolved. Mental health problems are disorders rather than diseases and is being rightly expressed in WHO publications. Calling these problems as disease gives misgiving attachment with cure which must be expelled and refuted. Addressing mental health problem effectively needs mind based orientation because Mind and Body have absolutely different identity and have different features.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
What is your projected impact over the next five years?
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Effect of orientation goes beyond Brain Washing. Orientation of language i.e. effect of mother tongue can be an example. One may be conversant in a second language e.g. English for a Bengali speaking person. When s/he would speak in English s/he would frame it in Bengali first and then translate in English before uttering. For a person who achieved fluency in English the translation or transition may become not noticeable like a magician's tricky moves. Effect of orientation do remain even though it may reduce to traces due to efforts. Similar is the scenario in every aspects of a person - religion, family, culture, academic background etc.
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