Vikram Patel in the video explains how mental health is ravaging the world. He outlines that nearly 450 million people across the globe are affected by mental illness. In developed countries, only half of the population suffering from mental health have access to proper care and treatment, while many cases go untreated in developing countries. This is due to the insufficient number of qualified psychiatrists in the regions. Patel gives a modern solution to curbing mental health by proposing increasing the number of trained people to handle mental issues (Patel, 2012). His approach is auspicious as he involves training more members of society to give mental health support to the patients. Due to the limited number of qualified personnel to manage and handle mental illness, Vikram got inspired to spread the word and care for the people. He has traveled to different countries in support of mental health patients and to create awareness.
I resonate with the content in the TED talk on the approach to creating mental health awareness. Mental health requires the involvement of all in society since it affects everyone, either direct or indirect. Imparting knowledge to many people worldwide about mental illness is the first step toward saving many patients. Therefore, training more personnel means obtaining enough skilled people to care for those with a mental illnesses. The material presented in this TED talk is worth sharing to educate the world about mental health. When more people in the world know how to care for mental health patients, it becomes easy to identify and support more patients without much hassle. The idea to involve all people is the perfect way towards creating awareness about mental health in the world.
Patel, V. (2012). Mental health for all by involving all | Vikram Patel | TED talks. Web.