Mumbai doc to help answer mental health queries on ‘Sarahah’

Everyone has two faces, one that we present to the real world and another face which generally comes out in anonymous platforms like the Sarahah app, or so say experts. Now a Mumbai psychiatrist has signed in to this popular social media app to answer anonymous questions regarding mental health

Mumbai doc to help answer mental health queries on ‘Sarahah’An honesty app titled, ‘Sarahah’ has been doing the rounds on social media for various reasons. A Mumbai psychiatrist named Milan Balakrishnan has now gets signed on to this popular social media app to answer anonymous questions regarding mental health. Anonymity can act as a boon in disguise, if used rightly. This is somewhat the […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

After helping niece, this uncle, is going extra mile for medical help for others

Vaishali Yadav, a six-year-old girl from Pune, suffered from a congenital heart defect. Her uncle Pratapsingh Yadav helped her to seek financial help from PM Modi. Now, Yadav is discharging his duties of being a responsible citizen, by helping the other needy people Like Vaishali to obtain financial help

After helping niece, this uncle, is going extra mile for medical help for othersVaishali Yadav, a six-year-old girl from Pune, received a special help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for her heart surgery. Now, Yadav’s family receives around five to six calls per month, from families of the needy patients, in the state to guide them in order to get the access to the medical treatment.  People are […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’My dear friends, recently a series of unfortunate events have occured. In the last, 15 days, two innocent youngsters had taken a drastic step of ending their lives. One boy was the child of a couple, who work as bureaucrats. The other boy allegedly lost his life to a horrific online game called ‘Blue Whale’. […]

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

The study highlights that trolling consists of antisocial behaviour displayed online with leads to negative psychological outcomes. Trolls generally have lower affective empathy when compared to people who aren’t trolls. The study also states that trolls appear to be master manipulators of both cyber-settings and their victim’s emotions

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorderAs social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

The biggest concern right now is about the game's accessibility across the Internet. Parents should talk to their children and create awareness about malicious content online. Teachers and counsellors in schools and colleges must give children time when they approach them wanting to speak to them about any problem

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]

Parents beware! Blue Whale game could claim your child’s life

The Blue Whale game is unlike any online game where a participant can win by crossing a level. This is a 50-day game wherein participants are given a challenge for each day and suicide is the price of winning. Once a participant signs up for this game, the curator on the other side warns them that there is no turning back from the game. And at no point can you quit or opt out of the game

Parents beware! Blue Whale game could claim your child’s lifeGames generally are supposed to be fun and engaging for everyone who is part of it. Playing games had always been an activity which brought joy to children. Who knew that games could turn out to be so diabolical and twisted that it could claim a life of an innocent young boy? The suicide of […]

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patient

The social media group helps Nanded resident Trupti and her husband, Priyaranjan, with treatment costs as well as accommodation in Mumbai during her chemotherapy sessions

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patientAmidst cynicism surrounding social media, here’s a story affirming the fact that if used constructively, like everything else, it has the power to change lives. When Dr Charushila Jadhav from Bhopal read a message on social media seeking help for cancer treatment of Trupti from Nanded, he decided it was time to step up. He […]

Pak infant gets heart aid in India

Rohaan and his family came to India after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj granted a special medical visa on priority for the child. Rohaan was suffering from a critical heart disease. This was done after Rohaan’s father Kanwal Sadiq had tweeted Swaraj on the issue

Pak infant gets heart aid in IndiaOn Tuesday morning, Rohaan Sadiq, a four month old who was bought to India for treatment due to a medical emergency was discharged from Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Rohaan Sadiq was suffering from a critical heart disease but has been cured now. My Medical Mantra had earlier reported about the state of the Rohaan’s health on June […]

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing

Digital detox to recharge and reboot youFeeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]