Can faith be helpful in curbing adolescent depression?

Although not as talked about as other conditions, suicide has slowly seeped into our collective cultural consciousness, becoming a bigger problem that needs to be addressed as each new year passes by. The rates of adolescents going through major depressive episodes each year have also risen, pushing the World Health Organization to mark it as […]

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Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parents

Are you worried that your child may be depressed? Most kids have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless and it is affecting relationships, he or she may suffer from childhood depression, a serious  that needs medical assessment and treatment Childhood depression is persistent sadness. […]

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#MentalHealthDay: Know who is at risk for suicide and how to prevent it

Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. For national responses to be effective, a comprehensive multisectoral suicide prevention strategy is needed. World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 theme is ‘Working Together To Prevent Suicide’ to highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention […]

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#MentalHealthDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

In recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Maltreatment in childhood and its impact on mental health in the growing years

All of us are aware of one of our innate instinct is to protect and care for children, courtesy of the amazing work of Darwin, Lorenz and recent research, which almost confirms the biological basis of the response. However, according to recent estimations by the WHO, abuse faced by children includes physical, sexual, and emotional […]

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Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome

Using Big Data, the researchers found that people with restless legs syndrome (RLS) had a 2.7- fold higher risk of suicide or self-harm, even when the researchers controlled for such conditions as depression, insomnia, diabetes and others. The study was published on August 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open. […]

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

World 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 […]

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Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]

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