Punjab Chief Minister’s message on World Mental Health Day

Lahore, October 09, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said the purpose of celebrating World Mental Health Day is to create awareness in the people about the precautionary measures and treatment of mentally deranged patients. In his message issued on the eve of World Mental Health Day, the Chief Minister has said that due to rising poverty, lack of safety and education, the increase in number of mentally disturbed patients has been witnessed. The lack of mental health also affects our approach, way of thinking and social behaviour; while involvement in different types of physical exercises and recreational activities motivates human mind and soul in a positive way.

He said that mind is the most important part of human body and its balanced growth is imperative for a healthy life. He said that a physically as well as mentally healthful human being can play active role in the overall wellbeing of the society and added that adoption of positive steps for the people suffering from different types of mental ailments is part of the governmental priorities. The government has provided best treatment facilities to the people suffering from different types of mental ailments.

Meanwhile, the state of mental health can be improved through contentment, promotion of social contacts and a simple life. Today, we should make a commitment that coordinated efforts will be continued for the treatment and rehabilitation of people suffering from psychiatric diseases. We should also reiterate our commitment that every possible resources will be provided to further improve the facilities available for the treatment of such people, concluded the Chief Minister.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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