#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

Mental health: People in cities getting more open to the idea of counselling

Nowadays people have become more open to the idea of visiting a counsellor to solve their problems. As mental health is as important as our physical health, it is heartening to see that the trend in cities is changing for the better. This is slowly but steadily helping in breaking barriers and aiding in reducing the social stigma on mental health problems. This is also helping people in an effective manner by giving them a vital way to discuss their problems without fear

Mental health: People in cities getting more open to the idea of counselling“One of my classmates was suffering from study-related stress. When we discussed the issue with our teacher, she referred her to a psychiatrist. After undergoing a few counselling sessions and some other treatment she recovered and is studying without any stress now,” said Meena Patil, a student from the 9th standard in Pune. The culture […]

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxiety

 While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention, which was a simple suggestion, helped him in overcoming his performance anxiety. The patient also had stage fright and was nervous while making presentations at work

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxietyA smart intervention by a Pune doctor has helped a young professional in overcoming an anxiety disorder. A man in his thirties used to fall unconscious while giving presentations, he was afraid of public speaking. While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention helped him to […]