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

Nowadays people have become more open to the idea of visiting a counsellor to solve their problems. As mental health is as important as our physical health, it is heartening to see that the trend in cities is changing for the better. This is slowly but steadily helping in breaking barriers and aiding in reducing the social stigma on mental health problems. This is also helping people in an effective manner by giving them a vital way to discuss their problems without fear

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 […]

New study debunks 3 common sleep myths, here’s what you need to know

New research dispels some common sleep myths that prevent people from getting adequate rest and that may lead to health problems in the long run

New study debunks 3 common sleep myths, here’s what you need to knowResearchers have linked insufficient sleep with a range of health problems. These include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and mental health issues. Several widespread misconceptions about what constitutes good sleep hygiene could contribute significantly to the sleep deprivation crisis, suggests new research. Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Population Health at New York […]

Air pollution tied to mental health issues in teenagers

Higher levels of pollution were linked to a greater likelihood of psychotic experiences ranging from a mild feeling of paranoia to a severe psychotic symptoms

Air pollution tied to mental health issues in teenagersUrban air pollution is associated with an increased risk for psychotic experiences in teenagers, researchers report. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry included 2,063 British teenagers whose health had been followed from birth through age 18. Almost a third of them said they had at least one psychotic experience, ranging from a mild feeling of […]

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

Mental health issues 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, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘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 […]

Establishing strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health, says study

One potential reason for these long-term benefits could be that close, positive relations with friends boost self-worth and self-esteem at a time crucial for self-development and identity formation

Establishing strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health, says study  Researchers at the University of Virginia (UV) in Charlottesville set out to examine the long-term impact of having strong friendships in adolescence on mental health as an adult. The new study was published in the journal Child Development, and the lead author of the study was Rachel K. Narr, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launch

It has been a month since the Maharashtra government started the Memory Clinic. This initiative was started on October 02, 2018. And out of 30 districts in Maharashtra, so far 28 districts have registered 1,028 patients are affected with this mental disorder

Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launchThe proposal for a memory clinic had been put forth by state health minister Deepak Sawant and has now been implemented across government hospitals in Maharashtra. Under the memory clinic initiative, patients affected with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are treated in the geriatric ward in the district hospitals in the state. But the numbers of […]

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issues

Anganwadi and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers are going to be trained about mental health conditions, so that they can provide door-to-door awareness among people living in rural areas

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issuesAt present, there are 60,000 ASHA sevikas and around 10,000 anganwadi workers in Mumbai. People belonging to the age group of 15 to 30 are at the risk of developing mental health disorders. The Maharashtra state government has taken this decision to raise awareness about mental health issues. In a survey carried out by the […]

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

The number of patients with mental health issues is rising in the state. But in comparison to this, the numbers of psychiatrists are very low. In a year, only 20 post-graduate students become full-fledged psychiatrists. There are only 40 professors, across 16 government medical colleges in Maharashtra to teach psychiatry to these students

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatristsPeople in Mumbai and Maharashtra are leading stressful lifestyles and have to deal with work pressure, cut-throat competition, isolation, and depression on a daily basis. In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, it was revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought […]

Depression: Health Ministry’s poster draws ire of psychiatrists

A tweet regarding depression posted by the Health Ministry on its twitter account, has generated a backlash from psychiatrist and mental health professionals over the issues

Depression: Health Ministry’s poster draws ire of psychiatristsDoctors say that suggestions in tweet seem insensitive as it trivialises depression and over-simplifies it. Mental health professionals state that the message of the poster could be misleading. There have been several responses on twitter in regards to this poster. The poster advised people to go for walks, follow a routine, do yoga, eat fruits, […]
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