Mumbai: Former Crime branch chief Himanshu Roy commits suicide

His body has been kept in Bombay Hospital. And he was declared brought dead according to sources

Mumbai: Former Crime branch chief Himanshu Roy commits suicideHimanshu Roy, Additional Director General (housing) committed suicide at his residence in Worli, Mumbai. It is reported to have occurred at 1:45 pm in Mumbai on Friday. He shot himself using his own service revolver. Roy was reportedly suffering from a prolonged illness and was going through depression for a while. Roy had worked as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Passive Euthanasia: ‘Every person above 75 years should have this right’

Today, the Supreme Court (SC) allowed passive euthanasia stating that human beings have the right to die with dignity, but made sure to set out strict guidelines that will govern them, when it is permitted. But, a Mumbai-based couple, Iravati Lavate, 78, and her husband Narayan Lavate, 88, residents of Girgaon, Mumbai, who have appealed to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, to be granted permission for euthanasia are unhappy with this decision

Passive Euthanasia: ‘Every person above 75 years should have this right’While neither Narayan nor Iravati have any ailment, the couple says the wish for assisted suicide was driven by the satisfaction of having lived a happy life and the idea to not depend on hospitals for old-age ailments. In addition, they said, the fear of one of them passing away while the other lives on, […]

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: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in calls

An NGO in Pune has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of calls being received by it. With the focus on preventing suicide, psychiatrists have said that family members and friends need to reach out to people who are feeling suicidal or are going through a rough period emotionally. A nurturing and caring family is important to prevent suicide cases

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in callsWhile the rate of suicide is rising in India, a helpline for suicide prevention in Pune has seen steep rise in calls its helpline number. The largest numbers of calls are from people who belong to the age group of 15 to 25. ‘Connecting NGO’ has been running a helpline for suicide prevention since the […]

India: ‘1 in 20 people suffer from depression’

Anupriya Patel, the Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare in Lok Sabha stated that, Nearly 1 in 40 and 1 in 20 person suffer from past and current depression, respectively and nearly 50 per cent of persons with major depressive disorders reported difficulties in carrying out their daily activities

India: ‘1 in 20 people suffer from depression’The prevalence of mental morbidity is high in urban metropolitan areas. Mental disorders are closely linked to both causation and consequences of several non-communicable disorders (NCD).  Nearly 1 in 40 and 1 in 20 people suffer from past and current depression, respectively. Neurosis and stress related disorders affect 3.5 per cent of the population and […]

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 […]

Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue Whale

The film aims to spread awareness about Blue Whale by portraying the psychology of a depressed teenager’s mind. It shows how vulnerable a person is, as they would kill themselves just to win a game  

Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue WhaleThe world is moving towards a rather competitive phase. Practically everyone we meet today is said to suffer from depression. Several things have been discussed in September over the Blue Whale fiasco. An increase in the non-acceptance of rejection and a rise in the need for instant gratification were identified as key factors which would […]

People living with chronic fatigue may be at greater risk of suicide

Oftentimes, people who experience CFS are reluctant to visit doctors out of fear their ailment will be framed as a mental illness rather than one rooted in a physical cause

People living with chronic fatigue may be at greater risk of suicideFor many sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) — an illness defined by its tell-tale exhaustiveness as much as it is by our inability to track down its cause(s) — the daily struggle to stay active and maintain the simplest of routines can be overwhelming at times. According to a new study published Wednesday in […]
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