'Be your children's friend to understand them better'

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

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Momo challenge: Union ministry issues advisory for parents to safeguard children

After the killer blue whale challenge, the teens, across the world, are falling prey to deadly ‘MOMO’ challenge. Like the blue whale challenge, ‘MOMO’ challenge also includes a series of tasks, and the last task to perform is to commit suicide. ‘The Momo Challenge’ started on Facebook where members were ‘challenged’ to communicate with unknown […]

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Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue Whale

Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue Whale

The world is moving towards a rather competitive phase. Practically everyone we meet today is said to suffer from depression. Several things have been discussed in September over the Blue Whale fiasco. An increase in the non-acceptance of rejection and a rise in the need for instant gratification were identified as key factors which would […]

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Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]

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