“It just caught our attention at the time.” Psychiatric treatment, like any other medical treatment, must be carried out without reluctance. Similarly, if media and cinematic representations of the mentally ill change, it will go a long way to addressing the social neglect of the mentally ill, according to Tara Rangasamy, psychiatrist and researcher.
President Ramnath Govind presented the Women’s Power Awards to the country’s top 29 women on International Women’s Day. Tara Rangasamy, a psychiatrist and researcher from Tamil Nadu, received the Nari Shakthi Award for 2020 and 2021 on this occasion. He is also the associate director of the SCARF Center for Mental Disorders (SCARF) in Chennai, and he received the award for his contributions to the growing awareness of the psychiatric community beyond the treatment of mental illness. He conducted a special interview on the ‘Hindu tamil Direction’ website.
“Mental illness should be considered in the same light as physical illness. The word mind has a variety of meanings to different people. Mental illness is a disease that results from chemical abnormalities in the brain. This basic fact will encourage people to seek medical help for mental disorders without reluctance If we take the initiative, we can seek immediate medical attention for a mental health condition that can be easily treated in the early stages of the disease without advancing the disease.