Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illness

Mental health remains a stigmatised issue in a country like India. While awareness is slowly increasing with prominent personalities like Deepika Padukone speaking up about her depression, some things remain unchanged at the ground level. People view mentally ill people in a negative manner. And even if they have recovered from their condition, they aren’t easily accepted into mainstream society. The Maharashtra government is now taking a step to change this

Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illnessPatients suffering from mental illness are often disowned by their family. Due to the stigma associated with it, the society also refuses to accept them and they are always looked down by people. A few of them make a complete recovery. But, yet, the family maintains a distance and leaves them behind, all alone to […]

#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’

She is a warrior who has been through the darkest days of her life. But she fought on and did not major depressive disorder deter her. Shubhrata Prakash has championed the cause of mental health and has been outspoken about it. She has walked through a road less taken and has come out of the experience stronger than before

#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’Mental illness is a global threat, which is not always obvious as it is veiled and shows up through symptoms which are not easily identified. Often the suffer feels ignored or shunned by society and the stigma associated with it doesn’t allow them to speak up. She was diagnosed with depression at the age of […]

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?

Over the years, mental health has become an issue of global concern. India has not been spared by this. 1 in 20 Indians is suffering from depression. Mental ailments affect people across all age groups and it also impacts the most productive age group. Now there is a growing demand for there to be separate minister for mental illness like the United Kingdom has. My Medical Mantra spoke to the medical fraternity and know what they have to say about this

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?The World Health Organization estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In India, the National Mental Health Survey […]

Here’s why Bipasha Basu wore a grey ribbon on her shirt

On the eve of #WorldMentalHealthDay, Bollywood sensation Bipasha Basu, has come out in open to spread awareness on #mentalillness. Bipasha has posted a picture on the social media platform of Twitter wearing a grey ribbon. #WorldMentalHealthDay is celebrated on October 10 each year

Here’s why Bipasha Basu wore a grey ribbon on her shirtStress, anxiety, peer pressure, and, competition are taking a toll on the human mind. Owing to which a lot of people are suffering from mental illness. In India, one in twenty are suffering from mental disorders. And, the number is rising worldwide. Mental illness is still looked upon as a stigma in India. Due to […]

Shocking! More than 5 lakh people diagnosed with mental disorders in Maha

According to data provided by the central government’s Health Management Information System (HMIS), in the last one and a half years, 5,43, 411 patients in Maharashtra were diagnosed with mental health problems. From this given figure, 1, 51, 881 patients in Mumbai were diagnosed with mental health conditions. These figures were derived from patients seeking treatment at government and civic-run hospitals

Shocking! More than 5 lakh people diagnosed with mental disorders in MahaMental illnesses are brain-based conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behaviours. Since we all have brains – having some kind of mental health problem during your life is really common. Mental health problems may be related to excessive stress due to a particular situation or series of events. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]