#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 […]

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 […]
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