Mental Health

Tim Paine takes indefinite mental health break from cricket

The news comes a week after Paine tearfully quit as captain after revelations of a scandal involving the sending of inappropriate texts to a female co-worker in 2017.

published on : 26th November 2021

Digitising Mental Health: Promise of a new normal

In India, though still in a nascent stage, telepsychiatry is the new normal and promises to bridge the huge gap. Mental health workers can now reach faraway corners of the country help those in need.

published on : 26th November 2021

Madras HC calls for putting mental health screening as 'remand' criteria

The court voiced the opinion after coming to know that a man of unsound mind was arrested and remanded in judicial custody as his illness was not identified during the health screening.

published on : 19th November 2021

Covid beyond illness: Address mental health too

All communities have inherent resources that need to be mobilised. One successful model is the community mental health programme ‘Navjeevan’ from Mahasamund district.

published on : 17th November 2021

COVID affected mental wellbeing of 73 per cent students in Odisha, finds study

Even though school closure was essential to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among children, it affected their social behaviour.

published on : 16th November 2021

COVID lockdown effect: Many in Bengaluru now gripped with socialising phobia

People must pace their social interactions, companies too should start with smaller groups at workplace: Experts 

published on : 16th November 2021

With US aid money, schools put bigger focus on mental health amid COVID crisis

Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, have set up social emotional learning teams to identify students dealing with crises.

published on : 12th November 2021

Fratricides on rise, CRPF plans informal discussion forums for jawans

A total of 16 deaths in fratricide have been reported from CRPF in the last four years with six jawans dying in five shootouts this year alone. 

published on : 9th November 2021

Man with mental health problems hacks to death wife and two children in Kerala before killing self

Police sources said Rajendran was an autorickshaw driver. Amrita, 21 was doing her degree course while Aditya Raj, 24 was working in a private firm

published on : 8th November 2021

Mental health of person cannot be compressed into one size fits all approach: SC

A bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and B V Nagarathna said the observation of the high court that there is no material to corroborate the allegations made in the suicide note is erroneous.

published on : 8th November 2021

Heard without judgment: This organisation in Delhi offers group therapy as coping strategy

Helmed by founder and director Nivida Chandra, an Asian Games Village resident, the organisation is led by a team of mental health professionals mostly from Delhi and Pune. 

published on : 8th November 2021

Mental health vs World Mental Health Day

Let us help foster equality in mental healthcare in our community by lending a conscious hand all throughout, transcending beyond a day and beyond these plethora of celebrations.

published on : 2nd November 2021

Rapport with students vital to erase hesitancy: Experts

With schools reopening today for classes 1-8, experts say young children may struggle to return to routine after 19 months

published on : 1st November 2021

Mental health literacy

Those behind the Mental Health Literacy Project are striving to break conventional mindsets and spread awareness through plays, reports Anuja Susan Varghese.

published on : 31st October 2021

10 per cent jump in suicide at India last year, Delhi on top: NCRB data

Chennai showed a slight decline in 2020 as against 2019 while Delhi recorded an increase of 24.8%, Bengaluru 5.5% and Mumbai observed a rise of 4.3%. 

published on : 30th October 2021
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