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. […]

Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parents

Electronic gadgets such as tablets, iPhones, iPads, mobiles phones have become addiction among children. Children as young as two years old are expertly using these devices which are having an adverse impact on their mental and physical health.  Here are five tips from those who have studied kids and technology

Is your kid hooked on smartphones? Here are 5 tips for parentsThere is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the recent surge in adolescent depression and suicide. But what qualifies as “excessive”? At this point, no one’s sure. Specific, evidence-based guidelines take time to determine—years, and sometimes decades. And the pace at which kids have […]

Self-harm: Why parents should be concerned?

A consultant psychiatrist from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Dr Parul Tank, shares how parents can identify the signs of self-harm in children. What and how they can do to help their children in these situations

Self-harm: Why parents should be concerned?Self-harm is a cautious behaviour that is non-suicidal in nature however it causes physical harm to one’s body helping relieving emotional distress. Currently, it is the major public health problem, especially amongst children and adolescents. With suicide being the second most common cause of death, for the age groups up to 25 years worldwide, it […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Simple tips to prevent suicide

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Dr Bhooshan Shukla, a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Pune shares simple yet effective tips which can help save a life. The most import thing is to sit and listen to what the suicidal person has to say without passing judgement. Show emotional support and ask questions. Reach out to them and assure them that you are here for them

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Simple tips to prevent suicideAn estimated 800,000 people commit suicide, and even more attempt suicide every year according to the World Health Organization. Suicide has become a global problem, accounting for almost 1.4 percent of all deaths worldwide. Most of these suicides occur in low or middle income countries with little to no national strategy for suicide prevention. I […]

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 […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Recognising signs of suicidal behaviour can save 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: Recognising signs of suicidal behaviour can save 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 […]

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacks

The combined data shows that heart attacks, depression, suicides, malaria, dengue and other such reasons constitute 15 times more over operational duties as the major reasons for the death of CRPF jawans and officers in the last two years

Shocking: Heart attack, depression, suicide killed more CRPF jawans than Naxal attacksHeart attacks, depression and suicides claimed lives of CRPF troops 15 times more than anti-Naxal operations during the last two years, the government informed Parliament. The Minister of State for Home Hansraj G Ahir in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said while a total of 1,294 personnel of the force were killed between […]

IMA launches online survey to assess stress levels and suicide risk among doctors

An online survey to assess the stress levels and suicide risks among medical students and doctors was launched today. This will hopefully give IMA a clearer picture about the extent of the issues, the unmet needs of the medical community in India and pointers for the most popular interventions requested by medicos

IMA launches online survey to assess stress levels and suicide risk among doctorsStress among doctors and students in the medical fraternity have become a growing problem. In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors. In the […]

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

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 […]
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