What facilities did this world have, say about 200 years back for cooking food, medical intervention, communication, lifestyle, entertainment and for traveling! Whatever we have today is all due to the wonders of this beautiful mind. But unfortunately when this mind becomes sick, instead of tender care and love, it gets stigma and isolation.
Today we have super specialty hospitals for every other physical sickness but it seems brain (mind is functioning of brain) is not even considered an equal part of the body. We have only ancient mental hospitals to treat functional ailments of brain. ( Chennai mental hospital is appox 220 yrs old.)
Mental sickness is like diabetes and hypertension etc. It can be managed with love, care and medicine. No doubt that there is an acute shortage of all categories of mental health professionals and lack of awareness about mental illnesses.