ISLAMABAD, Oct 08 (APP): Mental illness is not madness and can be easily cured in our society, mental illness is considered as taboo which make people hesitate to go to doctor for psychological help.

This was stated by Dr Rizwan Taj, Head of Psychiatry Department PIMS while talking to APP in connection with World mental health Day.

Underlining the role of media, family and teachers to address mental health related issues he said that society can play an active role in addressing psychological issues but unfortunately the fast life create gaps and reduce people to people connection.

He added that workplace and domestic pressures and social media are major cause of mental stress and we need to create healthy environment around us to address these issues.

VNS Islamabad