World Mental Health Day

Why you should start a social media detox right now!

During Mental Health Awareness week, we tell you why you need a social media detox and how you can achieve it.

published on : 15th October 2019

Need of the hour: More acceptance for those suffering with mental health issues

At a mental health awareness programme held in the city, experts speak about its associated stigma.

published on : 15th October 2019

'We're not alone': Now, 'Sesame Street' tackles parental addiction, opiod crisis

"Sesame Street," which began airing in 1969, has a long history of tackling topical issues in a way approachable to children.

published on : 12th October 2019

'Ulladakam' to 'Nerkonda Parvai': A look at mental illness in mainstream cinema

On World Mental Health Day, here's a look at some popular films remembered for their portrayal of mental illnesses - both good and bad.

published on : 12th October 2019

HBO to air mental health disclaimers before 'Euphoria', 'Barry', 'Girls' and 'The Sopranos'

HBO will include conversations on relevant scenes from HBO shows that focus on mental health illnesses, starting with scenes from the Lena Dunham show "Girls".

published on : 11th October 2019

Grief and bereavement: How to deal with personal loss?

The more personal a loss is, the greater the uncertainty it brings. These changes, sudden or not, can often lead to erratic and confused behaviour.

published on : 11th October 2019

DMRC starts 'Never Give Up' campaign after suicides at Delhi metro stations increase

On World Mental Health Day, doctors said many people choose getting hit by metro trains to kill themselves as it allows them to die with 'minimal pain'.

published on : 10th October 2019

How your mental trauma may have been handed down by an ancestor 

Many of your traits or emotions could be a result of the trauma that your ancestors went through. It could be war, genocide, poverty, abuse, violence or loss of a loved one, to name a few.

published on : 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day: Here is a list of fruits, vegetables that can make you happy

'You are what you eat' an everyday mantra to keep your body healthy is also the mantra to keep you mentally fit, this is the new thinking in the medical community.

published on : 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day: Mental health queries grow from small-town India, says report

According to the Practo Health Insights, mental health has also been one of the topmost concerns for online consultation for people from non-metro cities.

published on : 10th October 2019

How to prevent suicides

In India, suicide rates are higher in southern states. Suicides rates in Kerala were the highest at 32 about a decade ago.

published on : 10th October 2019

WHO calls for strategy to prevent one suicide every 40 second globally

Though suicide is a global issue, nearly 79 per cent of suicides occur in low and middle-income countries.

published on : 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day: Seven alternative therapies for mental well-being

Sometimes an unconventional approach is all it takes to help treat patients physically as well as mentally.

published on : 9th October 2019

Pride parade for mental health in Chennai

The celebrations will also include awareness and sensitisation programmes for children and young adults throughout the World Mental Health week.

published on : 9th October 2019

Get out of abusive relationships and lean on loved ones

Director-general of police, civil supplies, Pradeep Philip called on the sorry state of affairs about mental health.

published on : 5th October 2019