24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI 

Doctors say that depression is the leading cause behind the suicides. Many patients suffer from ‘Psychosis’ due to the medicines which they have to take, and the patients are counselled time and again. Moreover, patients lose their hope to live due to this

24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI During the past eight years, as many as 24 patients undergoing treatment at Sewri TB hospital in Mumbai committed suicide. According to doctors, many TB patients suffer from depression and that is the reason behind the suicides. On May 2, a woman from Thane, Maharashtra, who was suffering from TB committed suicide by jumping into […]

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

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 […]

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. […]

#ExamStress: This helpline helped relive stress of 1 lakh students

The Maharashtra government had appointed nine counsellors, who would talk to these students on the helpline. This helpline has helped benefit students who are under tremendous stress and facing other issues like depression

#ExamStress: This helpline helped relive stress of 1 lakh studentsThe helpline was launched by the Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Board. It was started to provide counselling to HSC and SSC students. And this service is being provided from February 20 and will go on the till March 22. The student helpline receives around 70 calls per day and has received approximately 1 […]

Exam stress? Don’t worry, counsellors to help you beat the stress

The Maharashtra government has appointed counsellors to help SSC and HSC students to beat the exam stress. During exams, these counsellors will help the students and their parents to tackle mental stress

Exam stress? Don’t worry, counsellors to help you beat the stressDuring the exam season, there is a spate of incidences of students committing suicide are witnessed. Just before and after the exams, depressed students take an extreme step, and end their lives. According to experts, students are significantly under stress during the exam. Tension, peer pressure, fear of not doing well during the exams, parents […]

Suicide rates on the decline across the globe, reveals study

The rate fell by 38 percent since its peak in 1994, according to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. More than 4 million lives have been saved as a result

Suicide rates on the decline across the globe, reveals studyIn sheer numbers, more of the world’s people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about 817,000 deaths worldwide were attributed to suicide, the study showed. That’s an increase from the 762,000 suicides calculated for 1990. However, after the researchers adjusted their numbers for changes in age […]

Do you want to improve your mood? Then it’s time to quit junk food

Research suggests that while healthy diets can reduce the risk or severity of depression, unhealthy diets may increase the risk

Do you want to improve your mood? Then it’s time to quit junk foodWorldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it difficult to work and maintain relationships with family and friends. Depression can cause sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, and a lack of interest in activities that are usually pleasurable. At its most extreme, it can lead to suicide. Depression […]

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 […]

India witnesses an 11 per cent increase in female suicide

Suicide is the leading cause of death in the 15-39 years age group in India. 36.6 per cent of such deaths among women globally occur in India, and the suicide rate among the elderly has increased over the past quarter century

India witnesses an 11 per cent increase in female suicideA study conducted in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and other institutes to examine the extent and reasons of suicide in India states that nearly 37 per cent of all women committing suicide world-over are Indians From the year, 1990 and 2016, India’s contribution to global suicide rate increased from 25.3% to […]
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