‘Centre’s guidelines to rehabilitate mentally ill should be implemented without manipulation’ demand experts

Social workers and experts in the field have welcomed the judgment but they have also raised concerns over the implementation of the guidelines and demanded that the court’s orders should be implemented without any manipulation

‘Centre’s guidelines to rehabilitate mentally ill should be implemented without manipulation’ demand expertsOn July 10, the Supreme Court ordered all the states and Union territories of India to implement the guidelines formulated by the Centre to ensure social security and a rehabilitation program for persons treated and recovering from mental illness. Social workers and experts in the field have welcomed the judgment but they have also raised […]

Doctors hail ‘Kaasav’ as a movie which aptly conveys what people in depression go through

Movies are a strong medium to connect with the masses; ‘Kaasav’ is a movie which strikes a chord among people. Depression is a matter of concern; urban metros are witnessing a growing burden of mental health problems and spreading awareness goes a long way in helping people speak out

Doctors hail ‘Kaasav’ as a movie which aptly conveys what people in depression go throughThe Bombay Psychiatric Society (BPS) held a special screening of ‘Kaasav’- a Marathi movie which won this year’s national award at BYL Nair Hospital. Appreciating the movie’s attempt to spread awareness on depression, the BPS said movies are a strong medium to communicate with masses. “Spreading awareness through entertainment is a tough task and the […]

After fighting depression for 10 years, 54-year-old says it’s possible to beat it

Goregaon resident Vijay Nallawala was 48-year-old when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003. After this life-changing experience, he has dedicated his life to help others battling with mental disorders. He not only spreads awareness about it, but has also authored a book, has a website and is a digital storytelling coach

After fighting depression for 10 years, 54-year-old says it’s possible to beat itAt the peak of his career as an entrepreneur, Vijay Nallawala had no hint of how life would confront him with a depressive illness and put him into a phase, which he today defines as ‘a very tough time’. Nallawala, a Mumbai resident, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, at the age of 48. […]

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigma

In his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about depression, encourages people who are a victim of it to speak up about it with others. He also spoke on how to identify if a person is depressed and how to deal with them

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigmaIn an address to the nation through his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about depression. This year, depression is the theme of World Health Day, which falls on April 7. In his speech which was broadcast on March 26, Modi said, “Suppression of depression is not good. Expression is always […]