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Mental health issues & meditation

06 March 2020
Mental health issues & meditation

Tahrima Arafat Priyanka :
Meditation has proven difficult to define as it covers a wide range of dissimilar practices in different traditions. In popular usage, the word ‘meditation’ and the phrase ‘meditative practice’ are often used imprecisely to designate practices found across many cultures. But in the culture
of Bangladesh there are some misconceptions about this service.
As the person who is very concern about his/her mental health needs meditation daily basis to alleviate unnecessary pressure on your heart and arteries, increases neuroplasticity, help brains ability to organise itself, increases the production of good neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine. In the other hand, the society of this country provokes the people who want to do meditation like mentally unstable and treats them as mad or crazy. So, awareness is badly needed of those meditation services about concern of mental health.
According to one survey, nearly 17 per cent of adults in Bangladesh are suffering from mental health issues, where 16.8 per cent are man and 17 per cent are woman, and among them 92.3 per cent do not seek medical attention.
National Institute of Mental Health, with the technical guide of the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed the findings of this survey titled ‘National Mental Health Survey, Bangladesh 2018-19’ at a programme. Whereas the western world is creating awareness campaign to motivate people about the concern of mental health. Our culture needs that change of perception of which plays a huge role in controlling our moods. It's high time to wake up and raise voice about these irrelevant thoughts of our society and change the environment by eradicating rumors.   (Writer is a student of East West University)

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