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

Living close to the sea could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, finds a new study published today in the journal Health and Place

Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental healthResearchers 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 […]

Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?

Recently, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, and batsmen Nic Maddinson, Will Pucovski announced breaks from international cricket to deal with their mental issues. Virat Kohli had also touched on the subject, lauding Maxwell and recalling the time he struggled with ‘end of the world’ thoughts. But what are the factors which can impact the mental health of cricketers

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 […]

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, […]

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

People who don’t give up on their goals (or who get better over time at not giving up on their goals) and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression and fewer panic attacks, according to a study of thousands of Americans over the course of 18 years

Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression, anxiety, panic disordersSurprisingly, 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 […]

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

Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think

Social media use may harm teens’ mental health by disrupting positive activitiesThe 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 […]

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insights

Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health, scientists know less about whether physical fitness can prevent the onset of mental health conditions. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis take a closer look

Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety: New studies offers insightsCommon mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are a growing global issue. They reduce overall wellbeing and life satisfaction, but they may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase mortality risk. Although talking therapies and medication can help in many instances, they do not help everyone. An issue as substantial as […]
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