#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 […]

#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 […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how you can help someone with depression

Simply being able to voice concerns and express feelings can be a big help to those with depression

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how you can help someone with depression  Depression is a mood disorder marked by constant feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. It is also known as major depressive disorder The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people globally are affected by this condition. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Major […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

‘Stay alive’ pledge experts on World Suicide Prevention Day

Early at 7.15am as you sit to have your morning tea with a newspaper spread in your table, probably the first thing you notice will be three or four stories of suicide each day. Why are suicides becoming rampant? Here’s our attempt at My Medical Mantra to see where the hopelessness is stemming from…

‘Stay alive’ pledge experts on World Suicide Prevention Day“There is so much hope to share now, thanks to you doc,” said Payal Khanna (name changed) says a suicide survivor as she calls up her doctor at 7.30 am in the morning on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. Eight weeks ago, Payal visited a city psychiatrist after attempting suicide, twice. Her parents, naturally got her […]