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Deepika Padukone says stigma the root cause of mental illness

Sharing her personal struggle with depression, Deepika broke down during the function, and said, it is important that there is a supporting ecosystem of family and friends that allows the suffering person to cope with the disorder with hope and dignity.

World Mental Health Day: Govt seeks trained manpower in mental health promotion

Quoting World Health Organisation statistics, Patel said one in every four persons was affected by a mental illness at least once in their lifetime. 

World Mental Health Day: How young men in Nigeria struggle to cope with loss of loved ones! (Watch heart-wrenching video)

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), war and disasters have a large impact on mental health and psychosocial well-being. Conflict and violence cause mental suffering as well as physical wounds.

World Mental Health Day: Facts, key barriers to effective mental health services

The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.

World Mental Health Day: Supercharge your brain with these delicious drinks!

Many health experts believe that a few simple dietary changes can actually enhance an array of different aspects of brain health, from boosting memory, to increasing alertness, to improved problem-solving skills and beyond.

Around 50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders!

Around 50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders!

In Pakistan around 50 million people are suffering from common mental disorders. These afflict 15 to 35 million adults besides 20 million children, according to local media.

 Battling depression made me more sensitive: Deepika Padukone

Battling depression made me more sensitive: Deepika Padukone

After launching her foundation to fight against mental illness, Deepika says that it is important to deal with depression in the early stages

Depression not limited to glamour and filmdom alone: Deepika

Depression not limited to glamour and filmdom alone: Deepika

Actress Deepika Padukone says depression is not restricted to glamour and film world alone and can happen to anybody irrespective of the economic background.

Nagaland observes Mental Health Day

Mental illness is considered as a curse by many people but the reality is that it is like any other illness.

World Mental Health Day: 10 facts that you should know about mental illness!

For several Indians, the subject of mental health is still a taboo.

Deepika to launch her foundation on mental health today

Deepika to launch her foundation on mental health today

Deepika Padukone to launch her new Foundation which will address the issue of mental health.

India to become #1 suicide capital of the world; depression main cause

Depression is the primary cause of suicides among youngsters today.

'Over 90 percent suicides due to depression'

 India is on the verge of becoming the suicide capital of the world with over 90 percent of deaths caused due to various types of depression including bipolar depressive disorder, doctors said on Thursday.

World Mental Health Day: How our choices are affecting our mental health

With 10th October being celebrated as World Mental Health Day, we point out a few habits and behaviours that largely undermine mental health.

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.