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Lights Out: How IIT Kharagpur is responding to increasing occurrences of student suicides

The matter of student suicides is a real threat that educational institutes must cope with proactively. Recently Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has taken to turning off the power for an hour every evening. This is not to cut costs or save electricity, but to encourage students to take a break from increasingly secluded hostel lives driven by virtual lives ... Read More »

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 »

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 »