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Dec 29, 2019
In India, one in seven suffered from mental illness between 1990 to 2017, new large scale state-wise study revealsBetween 1990 to 2017 one in seven people from the country have suffered from mental illness ranging from depression, anxiety to severe conditions such as schizophrenia, according to a study.
Sep 02, 2019
Why the government's move to earmark 25 mental health hospitals to become Centres of Excellence is absolutely essentialAccording to the National Mental Health Survey 2015-16, only about 10-12% of people suffering from depression in India get treatment.
May 21, 2019
Anti-smoking Ads have more effect on the brain than we think, a new study findsUsing behavioural psychology, scientists tested a small group of people of smokers and non-smokers.
Oct 29, 2018
Dearth of coping mechanisms for mental health issues in India adds to growing spectre of violence, say expertsThe latest National Mental Health Survey from 2015-16 emphasised that an estimated 150 million people across India need mental health care interventions.
Oct 21, 2018
Health Ministry asks states to set up mental health authority, review boards to implement Mental Health Care ActThe Union Health Ministry has asked all the states to set up State Mental Health Authority and District Mental Health Review Board to ensure effective implementation of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017.
Feb 22, 2018
Jumping genes become active in critical brain areas as we age: StudyTransposon is a piece of DNA sequence with an inherent ability to move from one genomic location to another.
Dec 30, 2017
Ram Nath Kovind says Indians shouldn't treat mental health as 'guilty secret', calls for 'national mission' to tackle the issueCalling for a national mission to make mental health facilities accessible to all, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said India must fight against the stigma surrounding mental health.
Jun 14, 2017
Mental Healthcare Law: Drastically changes understanding of illness, but will it be effective?False incarceration of persons accused of suffering from mental illness has been a long-standing issue.
Apr 19, 2017
Prince Harry speaks out on depression: Will it help break the silence around mental health?When a high profile royal celebrity like Prince Harry speaks out about the mental torment that he underwent after the sudden death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, that frank admission can become a potential catalyst to triggering much-needed conversations around mental illness
Apr 08, 2017
Mental Healthcare Bill: Despite the positive reform, a lot more needs to be done for the mentally illOn 27 March, Lok Sabha, in a unanimous decision, passed the landmark Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, a legislation seeking to rectify our country’s apathy hitherto towards people suffering from mental afflictions.