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Dear Sir, this article has been very insightful. Modern lifestyle, family and social pressure have affected one mental well-being. Due to tremendous pressure on performing well, there has been an exponential increase in the number of depression patients. Lately much more awareness has been started to deal with the depression treating it as a medical problem and helping to overcome it. Various new mode of dealing with such situations are being seen. The therapy dog is one such few initiatives, which I found very innovative. Sometimes people are no able to express their feeling to others, while they are comfortable expressing emotions in front of dogs, hugging them patting them is kind of stress-busting activity. Mumbai airport implemented this for the travellers and it has been a great success. More such kind of initiatives is needed. But the main hindrance is a lack of identifying the stage of depression, low motivation, lack of enthusiasm, sudden mood swings along with others may be some the starting signs. Early detection, better mentorship and acceptance in the society could possibly help in fighting with depression. Social awareness via various modes needs to be promoted to make people aware and provide a remedy to the problem.

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