Emphasis on awareness on mental diseases

Observation of World Mental Health Day in Nagaland today emphasised on the need to conduct more programmes to create awareness on mental diseases so that stigma attached to it could be curbed.

Acupuncture can treat depression and anxiety sans drugs

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture could be used to treat anxiety and depression instead of drugs, according to a new study.

World Mental Health Day: Lonely, depressed in increasingly connected world

Shweta Mathur has 700 `friends` on a popular social networking site. Yet, when she sat in a psychologist`s office after her parents` suspected suicidal tendencies, she said she didn`t have a "real friend". In an increasingly connected world, the boundary between the real and the virtual is blurring. Mental health experts say this is a key reason for rising cases of depression among youngsters, driving some to suicide.

Lonely, depressed in increasingly connected world

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 135,445 people committed suicide in India in 2012 - an average of about 15 suicides an hour. A large number of the suicides were in the 15-29 age group.

`Not enough hospitals to deal with mental health issues`

Not many hospitals in India cater to patients with depression due to lack of training in dealing with mental health issues.

World Mental Health Day: All about mental disorders

World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10, is a global awareness program about various mental health issues.

Don`t shy from seeking help for mental problems, say doctors

For 35-year-old Ritika (name changed), everything seemed a burden. She suddenly started losing interest in both work and people around her. Even ordinary tasks seemed Herculean to her. A call centre employee, she no longer paid attention even to her personal life.

Superfoods to keep stress at bay!

In this hectic schedule and busy lifestyle of the present day, most of us have become victims of stress due to various reasons.

Rights groups object to Mental Healthcare Bill provisions

A section of disability rights groups have raised strong objection to certain provisions of the newly-drafted Mental Healthcare Bill.

`A suicide attempt every 4 minutes`

The National Crime Records Bureau 2009 report leaves a chilling statistic of 15 suicides every hour in India.

`A suicide attempt every 4 minutes`

The National Crime Records Bureau 2009 report leaves a chilling statistic of 15 suicides every hour in India.