PTSD nudge to the government…

The country has seen lots of natural calamities recently.  The fury of nature has taken hundreds of lives and thousands bereft with the loss of their dear ones and property. The inevitably bears down upon the mental states of the victims of such calamities. The relief program aimed for normalization of the situation often looks for temporary resolvement of the situation but the larger question looms what after that? The government has ignored this aspect of the question and the victims are left with little choice and hard battle ahead. The persons who have gone through these traumatising episodes have the huge chance of getting PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and all other sorts of mental health problems.

The government seems to be short-sighted and totally apathetic to the conditions which demand serious concern and questions. We can’t avoid the inevitability of the mental toll that takes place after such events but we can definitely facilitate the people to come out of the mental sagas to resume their daily lives once again. Not all people needs help. As the time advances, many people get over with their grief but some people don’t come out of the shell. Evidence suggests there will be a surge of more mental health patients in the long-term where there had been the incidence of natural calamities. But the quickest and good intervention can help the people to alleviate out of their trauma. For this the government should come up with the proper plan and strategy in place to address this grave issue.

Natural disasters are unpredictable and overwhelming but we must always be in guard to meet with and respond them. The government should include mental health aspect of the victims in their disaster preparedness and management programs.  Let this be a good nudge to the government

Self Esteem and Facebook

Author : Kripa Sigdel

It always understood that people with low self esteem are likely not to have larger friends circle, they are more introvert and more inclined to their personal world rather than involving in many social activities. Since, facebook, a Social Networking site, has played a larger role to outlet their frustration and express their emotions. Because of self-protective orientation, people with low self-esteem may find Facebook especially appealing. They can think carefully about what to say and can avoid the ‘in-the-moment’ awkwardness of face to face interaction. The sample of the study has comprised of 40 individuals who are active facebook users (18 boys and 22 girls) from different areas of Kathamandu. (Age group varies from 16 years to 20 years). A ‘Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale’ was used as a data collection method. Results show that people with low self esteem likely to spend many hours in facebook rather than people with higher self esteem. Whatever may be the cause of low self esteem but they are more likely to spend more hours in facebook and more inclined to avoid face-to-face situation more often. These findings suggests that in today’s world people with low self esteem found a way to project themselves and be attached with the outer world with the social networking site, Facebook. 

Here’s the attached file detailing my study


Nepal’s worsening mental health

The recent figure published by WHO has revealed that 15 people die everyday committing suicide in Nepal . The rate of suicide is relativley higher in male than in female. By this figure Nepal becomes the second country after Srilanka to have the highest suicidal rate in South Asia. The rest of the report can b read in this TKP link

www_ekantipur_com_the_kathmandu_post_2014_09_06_top_story_15 (pdf file )