Bad influences: On the Santoshi Shetty row, and damaging perceptions about mental healthcare in India
There is a long way to go until reliable mental health treatments including psychotherapy and medication are de-stigmatised. But if we keep blurring the boundaries of expertise, we might just be taking a step backwards.
More business houses join fight against COVID-19; JCB India partners with Asian Institute of Medical Sciences
JCB India has made a commitment to fund PPEs, medicines, testing kits, security suits and consumables for doctors and healthcare workers.
World Mental Health Day 2018: IRDAI must define illness for insurers; lack of clarity, policy is pushing India towards crisis
Despite a circular issued in August asking health insurance providers to cover mental health problems with immediate effect, there's not a single policy in the market that covers mental healthcare. In fact, most policies continue to have clauses that exclude diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s.
IRDAI asks insurance firms to make provision to cover mental illness with immediate effect
Narrative therapy puts the therapist and the client on the same level, which allows the client to know that their choices are respected and that a safe space is available to them
The representation of non-Dalit/Adivasi communities dominates healthcare services in India both on the giving as well on the receiving end
The Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, a legislation that decriminalises suicide and provides for comprehensive mental healthcare and facilities for persons suffering from mental illness.
The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfill the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services, secured parliamentary approval on Monday.