#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how you can spot the signs of suicidal behaviour in a loved one

Different reports suggests rise in the incidence of suicide deaths in India. Experts say that stigma attached to it restricts people from being vocal about it. But only when we can identify the signs of suicidal behaviour of our  family members and love ones, only then suicides can be prevented

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how you can spot the signs of suicidal behaviour in a loved oneWorld Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) observed every year on 10th September is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).The aim of this day is to create awareness among people about the fact that suicide can be prevented. According to WHO, worldwide about 800,000 people die […]

#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 […]

How to prevent suicidal thoughts?

Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to prevent the suicidal thoughts coming to your mind and how to tackle them

How to prevent suicidal thoughts?In this fast-paced, competitive world, mental health problems are on the rise. In fact, statistics reveal that one in every four persons is likely to experience mental health problems in a lifetime.\By 2020, depression will be major direct or indirect killer. Suicide, therefore, has become a more common sought-after solution amongst the disturbed and the […]

‘Launch national suicide prevention helpline,’ girl appeals to Dr Harsh Vardhan

A girl has launched a petition on Change.org which makes an appeal to the union health ministry, to create and launch a national suicide helpline for people at risk of suicide across the country. The girl, named Raashi Thakran narrated an incident which had a great impact on their her life and the events which prompted her to take this step

‘Launch national suicide prevention helpline,’ girl appeals to Dr Harsh VardhanIn a petition published online on Change.org, Raashi Thakran, spoke about a traumatic memory from her life. She stated, “It was around 8:45 pm when the bell rang. I was in my room. I could vaguely hear my dad as he rushed out of the house. Confused, I called him. After a few seconds, he […]

Tips to tackle exam-related pressures

With the admit cards getting issued and preparation leaves starting, students suffering from exam-related anxiety disorders, visit psychiatrists

Tips to tackle exam-related pressuresDoctors say parental pressure for better academic performance is responsible for academic stress. “I am unable to get good sleep. I do not feel like eating. I have developed an acidic stomach, and I am having constant stomach pain. I am constantly living in fear that I might not get good marks for my HSC […]

Do you feel suicidal before your periods? Here’s why it happens

In a series of tweets from Shehla Rashid, a young activist from JNU students union and a prominent figure in the Delhi circle, has spoken out about an issue which has been personally been affecting her and is also a vital subject from the perspective of women’s health.  She has narrated her experience through a twitter thread

Do you feel suicidal before your periods? Here’s why it happensRashid, the former Vice-President of the JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Students’ Union, admitted that she suffered from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD. She wanted to bring awareness to this issue which is rarely discussed. PMDD is a severe form of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that can drive you to think about ending, or end, your life. […]

Disturbed sleep at night might worsen suicidal thoughts

Sleep is a barometer of our well-being, and directly impacts how we feel the next day. Poor sleep may fail to provide an emotional respite during times of distress, impacting how we regulate our mood, and thereby lowering the threshold for suicidal behaviours

Disturbed sleep at night might worsen suicidal thoughtsInsomnia, nightmares, and erratic sleep times could be indicators of worsening suicidal thoughts among young adults, a new study suggests. Researchers found that young adults who experienced sleep disturbances were more likely to have suicidal thoughts over the subsequent 3 weeks, compared with young adults who slept well. Lead author Rebecca Bernert, Ph.D., assistant professor […]

Pune: Rare condition causes woman to have suicidal thoughts

Trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, severe facial pain. It's often described as a sharp shooting pain or like having an electric shock in the jaw, teeth or gums. It usually occurs in short, unpredictable attacks that can last from a few seconds to about two minutes. The attacks stop as suddenly as they start. People with the condition may experience attacks of pain regularly for days, weeks or months at a time

Pune: Rare condition causes woman to have suicidal thoughtsShruti Subramanaim, a working professional from Pune, has been suffering from ‘suicide disease’ since the last four yours. Last month, she underwent a surgery in Pune. “I have had many suicidal thoughts as the cause of disease was not known for almost one year and I was suffering from severe pain. The condition had worsened […]

For this 46-year-old, bald is beautiful!

Ketaki Jani was just 40-years-old when she suddenly started losing her hair in patches. She slipped into depression, when no treatments helped her. She eventually accepted the fact that she is bald and later on overcame depression and participated in several beauty contests. She also won awards in them

For this 46-year-old, bald is beautiful!Meet Ketaki Jani, a 46-year-old woman who has battled universal alopecia, a medical condition in which hair falls out in round patches. She was just 40 when she suddenly started losing her hair in patches and in the next six months, she lost all hair on her body. “I started taking treatment and started consuming […]