Patients await first government-run dementia centre in India

India has 4 million dementia patients but no government run dementia centres. Bangalore: India has no cost-effective, government run dementia care centre. Dementia is more common in people over the age of sixty-five. And those suffering from it are either abandoned or sent to old-age homes. This can increase their suffering due to the lack […]

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Mental health in the time of a pandemic outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has stimulated several issues related to mental health in the country. Srijita Sen April 15,2020 India: Social isolation, fear of losing jobs, the ongoing economic crisis and an uncertain future has impacted the mental health of many across the country. With schools and colleges shut, exams cancelled, things look hazy for students […]

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No access to mental health insurance, patients suffer

The Mental Healthcare Act made it mandatory for insurance companies to provide people with mental health insurance. Yet, people suffering from mental health issues complain that insurance companies fail to do so. By Nikita Arora Khushi Bhutani, 23, visits Aleesha Rahmath, a psychiatrist at NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences) twice a month […]

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Harmful coping mechanisms

Non-suicidal self-injury is becoming an increasingly common behaviour among school-aged youth. Psychologists say they receive several cases of self-harm by school kids every day and that the numbers across the country is even more alarming. Before Tejaswini enters a room, her arrival is announced by the jingling sound of her silver bangles. The most inherent […]

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