Mental Health Problems and Alcohol Use among Professionals
Sandeep Panchal and Hardeep Lal Joshi
Objectives: The present article emphasized on the importance and factor which relate the mental health problems and alcohol use in context of workplace. Mental health is very important aspect of person’s life. Mental Health refers to a state of wellbeing in which person realizes his/her own abilities, can manage normal stresses of life, work productively and effectively, and able to make contribution to his/her community . If the person is not able to realize his/her abilities to deal with demand of the workplace, not able to manage normal stress of workplace life then he/she may have develop some kind of mental health problems. When it comes to the workplace there are many factors which influenced the person’s mental health. Several Factors like, shift work, monotony at work, negative emotions, unclear roles, and day to day problems, due to these factors people develop some of the mental health problems such as negative affect, depression, and psychological distress. Some specific task may carry a higher personal risk for the employee, which influenced the mental health further lead to the cause for mental disorders, and then it may lead to harmful use of alcohol or psychoactive drugs. Risk is more in those situations where there is a lack of social support and team cohesion at the workplace . The present article also highlighted the need to organize mental health workshop for alcoholics at the workplace so that the positive mental health can be enhanced.