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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how you can help someone with depression

  Depression is a mood disorder marked by constant feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. It is also known as major depressive disorder The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people globally are affected by this condition. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Major […]

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Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]

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Mumbai: Smriti Irani inaugurates one-stop centre for rape survivors at KEM Hospital

Union Women and Child development minister Smt. Smriti Irani and higher education minister Ashish Shelar of Maharashtra state have inaugurated first ‘One-stop Centre’ for a raped and molested victim at KEM hospital in Mumbai, on Wednesday. Sole moto of this centre is to provide all facilities like medical, legal advice, courage and shelter to rape […]

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Mental health: People in cities getting more open to the idea of counselling

“One of my classmates was suffering from study-related stress. When we discussed the issue with our teacher, she referred her to a psychiatrist. After undergoing a few counselling sessions and some other treatment she recovered and is studying without any stress now,” said Meena Patil, a student from the 9th standard in Pune. The culture […]

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24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI 

During the past eight years, as many as 24 patients undergoing treatment at Sewri TB hospital in Mumbai committed suicide. According to doctors, many TB patients suffer from depression and that is the reason behind the suicides. On May 2, a woman from Thane, Maharashtra, who was suffering from TB committed suicide by jumping into […]

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Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support - the four pillars to treat schizophrenia’

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

People affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

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‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts

‘Ankur’: One-of-a-kind support group formed for children of addicts

‘Ankur,’ a first of its kind support group has been started at Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre in Pune. In Thane, the group is carrying out its activities under the guidance of Dr Anand Nadkarni. Mukta Puntambekar, the director of Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre said, “Over the years, we observed that families of people suffering from addiction have […]

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11 effective strategies to help you deal with stress

What is stress? Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. Stress in a normal reaction when your brain recognises a threat. Stress can be described as ‘a condition or feeling that a person experiences when they perceive that the demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual […]

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'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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Mumbai: BMC set to appoint counsellors in its schools across 24 wards

In an ever-changing society world students in schools are easily influenced by peers. Due this many children begin to start smoking or use tobacco in one form or another. Also, access to the Internet has led to many children developing a gaming addiction, as they are glued to their mobiles. Apart from this, students also […]

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