Indian Journal of Health Social Work
Mental Health and Well-Being of Child: A Global Mental Health Praxis
Fayaz Ahmad Paul1, Danishwar Rasool Dar2, & Arif Ali3
1Ph.D Scholar, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi, Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam, 2Ph.D Scholar, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi, Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam, 3Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Dilshad Garden, New Delhi
Correspondence: Fayaz Ahmad Paul, e-mail id: Paulfayazpaul@gmail.com
The magnitude of mental health problems in children and adolescents has not been recognized sufficiently by many governments and various policies and decision-makers. The epidemiology of these issues is a foundation for service design and the state of children’s mental health services in various parts of the world. The fundamentals and approaches to treating children’s and adolescents’ mental health issues, as well as the function of global organizations and advocacy groups. Mental health has become progressively recognized as an important issue in worldwide health, but child mental health has largely remained in its shadows. Globally mental health problems affect 10–20% of children and adolescents. The mental health requirements of children and adolescents are not met, especially in low-income and middle-income countries, even though they constitute a major source of health-related disability in this age group and have longlasting effects on individuals’ lives. Action is imperative to reduce the burden of mental health problems in future generations and to allow for the full development of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide.
Keywords: Well-being, Child, Services, Global Mental Health, Psychiatry