Mental health  

Mental illness

 
 

Mental illness

 
 

 

What is mental illness ?

Mental illness is a psychological disorder. It affects a personís, thoughts, feelings and behavior. It may affect people at any age group. There are more than 200 types of mental illness. 

The alcohol and other drugs related problems are also high in Kerala. The per capita consumption of alcohol is also highest in Kerala. In the case of divorce rate Kerala is far ahead. All these show the severity of the Mental Health problems prevailing in Kerala. In Kerala as per the available statistics of 2003 suicide rate is highest in Idukki District followed by  Wyanadu and Kollam.