Signs you need to seek professional help for a mental health problem

Mental health can be really tricky to tackle, especially if you don’t understand much of it. And for most people, they don’t. Years of misinformation and stigma against it have made sure of that, either demonising it or brushing it off as some minor inconvenience that the ‘snowflakes’ of this generation go through. This is […]

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Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental health

Researchers from the University of Exeter used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the well-being effects of being beside the sea. After taking other related factors into account, the study revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline […]

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Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?

Steve Smith is glad that mental health of cricketers is in focus after some of his compatriots took breaks to deal with their issues, which he feels, are compounded by ‘hectic’ playing schedules. Steve Smith has been a strong advocate for mental health awareness Steve Smith said in the Australian dressing room players are now […]

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

Patients 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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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

Mental 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, […]

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Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression, anxiety, panic disorders

Surprisingly, a sense of control did not have an effect on the mental health of participants across time. The study was published by the American Psychological Association in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. “Perseverance cultivates a sense of purposefulness that can create resilience against or decrease current levels of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder […]

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Social media use may harm teens’ mental health by disrupting positive activities

The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, involved interviews with almost 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 16 in England. The researchers found that social media may harm girls’ mental health by increasing their exposure to bullying and reducing their sleep and physical exercise. “Our results suggest […]

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