- Speciality: Clinical Psychologist
A dedicated clinical psychologist and a part of the Evorkle Team, Priyanka Bhopal believes that in human society mental health is always overshadowed by physical health. Children’s minds are very fragile in their growing years. They are irresistible to getting influenced by any positive or negative thing happening with them or around them. Clinical psychology studies the mental and behavioral patterns in people to trace whether they are suffering from any sort of mental illness. Childhood mental illness might involve a combination of factors, including heredity, psychological trauma, and environmental stress. As an outcome of these factors, children in later their teen years, behave unpleasantly. The inception of bad mental health begins with behavioral changes as a symptom in toddlers. This later transcends to other symptoms like anxiety and depression. In fact, researches of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Indian mental health, reveals that one in every four children between the ages of 13-15 face depression issues. Moreover, toddlers, who are disturbed even slightly by mental health, try to express it in the form of behavioral changes but sadly they go unnoticed. In fact, variants like poor performance at school, irritated mood, quietness, etc. are all related to affected mental health. The worst part about these facts is that since the mental health of most children goes unnoticed, they do not receive the care they deserve.
Clinical Psychology, which traces the symptoms of mental illness focuses on treating it as soon as possible. It covers a wide range of assessments, interactions, and treatment to help children in getting rid of their traumas and vulnerabilities. Not treating mental health at an early age may affect a child’s adulthood as well. It might stop the child from exposing themselves to new things and may even limit their character and personality development when they grow up. Clinical Psychology says that the brain is like a stomach. Just like, the body feels healthy and active on feeding it with nutritious intakes, in the same way, feeding the brain with good and positive content, makes the brain more efficient. However, if the issues do receive the required assistance, then it will help the children to develop their learning, social relationships, self-confidence, and independence. Clinical Psychologists suggest a healthy childhood that would lead the child towards a confident and brighter future. Like many concerned clinical psychologists, Priyanka Bhopal is actively working towards the well-being of children since their young age. She believes in nurturing each child delicately and with the right guidance. Moreover, like any other physical recovery requires patience, in the same way, mental recovery also requires time and patience. Not to forget that the brain is also a part of the body and not a device used only for learning and intelligence. It has its emotional and mental functionality as well. Thus, parents also must pay equal attention to the mental health of their little ones, so that they do not become insecure about themselves. “What mental health needs are more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.”