Mental Health Service Accessibility in Rural Area: Still a Far-Fetched Dream

Navigating through the issue, one realizes that Karnataka has a long way to go when it comes to mental health service accessibility for the people in the rural areas. Bengaluru: Mental health continues to remain an alien concept in the rural parts of the country, especially the villages. Muniyamma uncomfortably smiled when she was asked […]

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Survivors of Covid-19 are grappling with their mental health

Covid-19 survivors are struggling with their mental health due to anxiety, depression and PTSD.   Bangalore:  It was late October, 2020 when 50-year-old Dr. Sampa Sen, first got a mild cough. Slowly, as days passed by, she got weaker and weaker. At one point of time, she got so weak that she couldn’t get up […]

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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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