Tag Archives: Mental

Lack of post-hospital mental health care ‘increasing risk of suicides’

Guidelines say people discharged after a mental health crisis should receive a visit or call to assess their needs. Photograph: Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images Denis Campbell Health policy editor Wednesday 12 April 2017 19.01 EDTLast modified on Thursday 13 April 2017 03.46 EDT Thousands of vulnerable people are being left at increased risk of suicide because NHS mental health teams in England and ... Read More »

Better mental health: Royals hear how single phone call saved ambulanceman’s life

Dan told them his story at a reception held to mark World Mental Health Day by Heads Together, the Duke and Duchess’s mental health charity.Dan was struggling to cope after a call-out to a child abuse victim. He contacted work partner Rich Morton and they had a heart to heart, which helped Dan, 31, conquer his demons. “I was getting ... Read More »

An Instagram challenge fighting mental health taboos

The buzz surrounding mental health has only gotten stronger in the last couple of years. People have been rallying to eradicate the stigma attached to mental illnesses and celebrities like Carrie Fisher, and closer home Deepika Padukone, have only helped take the cause forward. And now, we have another campaign, that’s helping people deal with their own struggles with mental ... Read More »

How brain can be tricked to cure mental maladies

TNN | Updated: Jan 9, 2017, 11.29 AM IST How brain can be tricked to cure mental maladies (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) When neuroscientist V S Ramachandran came up with a cardboard box and mirror to trick the brain into `seeing’ a limb that didn’t exist in the late 1990s, he created quite a stir in the scientific community . Two ... Read More »

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

017, 01.00 PM IST Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides (TOI illustration for representation) Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. Recommended By Colombia The prevalence of depression, one of the ... Read More »

Key indicators linking violence and mental illness identified

Key indicators linking violence and mental illness identified US researchers claim to have found the risk factors associated with adults having mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. Previous study found that almost one-third of adults with mental illness were likely to be victims of violence within a six-month period. The study found that factors such as homelessness, in-patient ... Read More »

Suffering from mental illness? Adopt a pet

IANS | Dec 11, 2016, 12.27 PM IST This Diwali, make your pet feel safe For individuals suffering from various mental illness, pets can provide them with unconditional support as well as help manage stigma, a research suggests. The study found that the consistent presence and close physical proximity of their pets can provide an immediate source of calm and ... Read More »

Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study

Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study ANI | Nov 10, 2016, 04.31 PM IST   Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study Taking part in the scouts and guides not only help you in physical, mental and spiritual development, but also lower the risk of mental illness in later life. A study by ... Read More »

Tips to maintain your mental health

Mental health is often negated in front of physical health. Mental well-being means you are able to function well in your day-to-day life and sudden challenges don’t make you fall. We spoke to Dr Rajesh Goyal, consultant psychiatrist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, to bring you top six practical ways to maintain mental well being. 2/7Maintain a regular routine 0 Try ... Read More »

15 Per Cent Adult In Need Of Intervention For Mental Ailments: Report

NEW DELHI: Nearly 15 per cent of Indian adults are in need of active interventions for one or more mental health issues, according to a report released today. The report is based on National Mental Health Survey, 2016 conducted by Bengaluru-based National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) with the support of the Ministry of Health and Family ... Read More »