Positive childhood experiences linked with better adult mental health

Kids who have more supportive experiences with family, friends, and people in their school and community may be less likely to have psychological or relationship troubles in adulthood, a new study suggests

Positive childhood experiences linked with better adult mental healthAdverse childhood experiences (ACEs) like abuse, neglect, violence, and parental absence have long been linked to lasting negative effects on physical and mental health, researchers note in JAMA Pediatrics. But less is known about whether positive experiences make it easier for kids to cope, or what happens with children whose lives have mix of negative […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Know who is at risk and how to prevent it

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year to raise awareness about taking action worldwide to prevent the cases of suicides. Several events and activities are organised on this day to make people understand that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Know who is at risk and how to prevent itSuicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy is needed. World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 theme is ‘Working Together To Prevent Suicide’ to highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

Progress in suicide prevention activities in some countries, but much more is needed

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHOThe 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 […]

Mental health: Caregivers of mentally ill patients, deserve equal attention and care

A Pune-based Schizophrenia Awareness Association has arranged a national level Conference of Caregivers of People with mental illness. The meet is organised on September 10 at Schizophrenia Awareness Association, Dhayari

Mental health: Caregivers of mentally ill patients, deserve equal attention and careThe aim is to make caregivers aware of the strategies to cope up with the stress and other self-emotional management issues. Taking care of a person struggling with a mental illness is no easy task and caregivers have to go through a lot, emotionally and physically, on a daily basis.  Being a caregiver comes with […]

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS students

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has tied up with Thane’s Institute of Psychological Health (IPH) to launch a first-of-its-kind mental health support programme for resident doctors and MBBS students studying in medical colleges. The IPH has launched a special helpline for medical students

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS studentsThis programme and helpline has been launched in light of the horrific suicide or Dr Payal Tadvi in Nair Hospital. The programme will start with immediate effect from August 09. This decision was taken with the help of the feedback received from students during workshops which were conducted following Dr Payal’s suicide. For MBBS students, […]

Weight stigma in men linked with harmful health consequences, finds study

Weight stigma is pervasive against people with obesity, and can contribute to both physical and emotional health problems for those targeted

Weight stigma in men linked with harmful health consequences, finds studyMen’s health may be compromised by weight stigma, finds the latest research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. As many as 40% of men report experiencing weight stigma, but when it comes to how this stigma affects their health, men have received less attention in research compared […]

Mental Health: One out of five Indian suffers from depression in life

Wockhardt Foundation organises roundtable conference to discuss ‘Mental Health and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility

Mental Health: One out of five Indian suffers from depression in lifeComplex modern lifestyles with an overall lack of support system and economic disparities have caused a rapid increase in mental health deterioration. In a discussion on Mental Health and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility by Wockhardt Foundation in Mumbai on Friday, it was stressed that we need to take urgent steps to control the […]

‘Launch national suicide prevention helpline,’ girl appeals to Dr Harsh Vardhan

A girl has launched a petition on Change.org which makes an appeal to the union health ministry, to create and launch a national suicide helpline for people at risk of suicide across the country. The girl, named Raashi Thakran narrated an incident which had a great impact on their her life and the events which prompted her to take this step

‘Launch national suicide prevention helpline,’ girl appeals to Dr Harsh VardhanIn a petition published online on Change.org, Raashi Thakran, spoke about a traumatic memory from her life. She stated, “It was around 8:45 pm when the bell rang. I was in my room. I could vaguely hear my dad as he rushed out of the house. Confused, I called him. After a few seconds, he […]
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