The inclusion and diversity team asked an interesting question, “what does it take to live a happier life?” to their audiences and then started their interesting discussion event on the “mid-life crisis” presented by Kathmandu team on 22nd March 2022. The team did some online research on mid-life mental health crisis and discussed that after reaching a certain age, people start thinking about the meaning of life and sometimes it might be frustrating for some people when they cannot find the actual purpose or meaning of their life. The team also focused that middle-aged adults are often omitted from research on adult development and aging and they highlighted the importance of closing the research gap to further understand this understudied (40-60) age period. As there is little empirical evidence to explain the midlife mental health crisis, the team stated that the findings from the research can inform interventions to promote well-being among the middle-aged and that gives benefit for the welfare of those younger and older who depends on them. Some of the team members also shared lessons they learnt from the crises they have gone through and how they were able to overcome those situations. One of the team members also mentioned that he feels very good to learn about the ‘mid-life crisis’ which was completely a new topic for him and now he thinks that mid-life crisis is an important part of our life which needs more discussion and attention.
If you feel that you are at increased risk of experiencing the midlife mental health crisis, gaining some credible information from online research could help you understand how to deal with this crisis. Some of our team members said their desk research work helped them understand a lot about it. Our inclusion team would like to encourage everyone to “Practice Positivity” in their daily lives.