Mental health care has gone a long way from the institutional inpatient care model and the negative way in which it was perceived.

Today, there is a wide variety of government programs and interventions, community-based services, support groups, and complementary therapies such as yoga and meditation, exercise, and creative therapies using movement, music, and art.

What is more, the conversation around mental health has changed, and taken steps in the right direction to remove stigma, prejudice, and discrimination. Today’s healthcare landscape is different, with a more open dialogue about emotional and mental wellness, encouraging people to seek out help in times of crisis.