Mumbai: Doctor commits suicide at KEM Hospital

In an unfortunate incident, a doctor working at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital, committed suicide on November 16

Mumbai: Doctor commits suicide at KEM HospitalThe reason behind his suicide is still unknown. Dr Pranay Jaiswal was a senior medical officer (SMO) at the hospital. His phone was switched off since 8 pm. last night. He had completed his studies in general surgery. His friends tried their best to get in touch with him. Around 11 am, on November 16,  his […]

More men commit suicide than compared to women in Maharashtra

In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the numbers of men who elect to end their own lives prematurely through suicide. While women tend to experience more suicidal thinking, men are far more likely to die by suicide

More men commit suicide than compared to women in MaharashtraTraditional male gender roles discourage emotional expression. Men are told they need to be tough and that they should not need to ask for help. Such rigid gender norms may make it difficult for men to reach out and ask for support when they need it. Depression may be underdiagnosed in men. Men do not […]

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

Depression among children is difficult to diagnose. Children go through rapidly changing developmental phases in their age group and have successively changing psychological needs. The role of trauma, abuse and lack of parental care can all lead to the child developing depression in the long run

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parentsAre 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. […]

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

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year to raise awareness about taking action worldwide to prevent the cases of suicides. Several events and activities are organised on this day to make people understand that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death

#MentalHealthDay: Know who is at risk for suicide and how to prevent itSuicide 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 […]

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

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

#MentalHealthDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn 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 […]

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

Dr Kedar Tilwe, a Psychiatrist and Sexologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares his insights about the impact of being abused in childhood, onto the adult life, and ways to avoid it

#MentalHealthWeek: Maltreatment in childhood and its impact on mental health in the growing yearsAll 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 […]

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

Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State researchers

Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndromeUsing 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. […]

#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 […]

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

Progress in suicide prevention activities in some countries, but much more is needed

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHOThe 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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