A study by a healthcare platform reveals a considerable uptick in the number of women seeking mental health support in India. Women between the ages of 25 to 34 comprised nearly 62 per cent of those who sought consultations, followed by those aged between 35 to 44, who formed 16.5 per cent. About 16 per cent of women who consulted for psychiatry belonged to the age group of 18 to 24. The most notable rise in consultations were in the age group 18 to 24, showcasing a year-on-year growth of up to a 59 per cent. The study found the following among the most discussed concerns withdrawal symptoms, stress, panic, PTSD, alcoholic addiction, drug abuse, eating disorder and suicidal behaviour.Some of the common reasons for mental health issues reported under this age group were the pressure to perform equally at the professional and domestic fronts, falling prey to eating disorders to fit into the societys definition of looks and behaviour, the use of substances, and emotional and physical abuse by their partner. It is important to address the root causes of these issues by promoting gender equality and economic opportunities, and increasing awareness and access to mental health services.The Ministry of Health, in the Union Budget 2023, has allocated ₹133.73 crore to the National Tele Mental Health Programme. As per the experts, mental health consultants and doctors, the subject should be introduced early on, and facilities should be made available for those dealing with stress in schools, colleges and work places. They feel the government should invest more in mental health research to better understand the root causes and provide effective treatments for mental health conditions.