Stress Test

Mental illness is on the rise in the island but Sri Lankans prefer popping pills to pottering of to see a shrink. Ironically, psychiatrists don’t feel like treating Sri Lankan’s either. Mental illness is on the rise in the island but Sri Lankans prefer popping pills to pottering of to see a shrink. Ironically, psychiatrists don’t feel like treating Sri Lankan’s either. “Work related stress is one of the most common ailments now,” says Dr. Sunil Rathnapriya from Sahanaya, a leading non-governmental organisation proving mental health services in Sri Lanka.

Stress, depression and schizophrenia are the most common mental illnesses found in Sri Lanka and these are all on an upward trend.


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