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Congress in Rajya Sabha demands active govt policy to deal with rising mental health issues

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said reports indicate that one in seven persons in India is suffering from depression.
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Venezuela nurses face high Covid risk, New Zealand’s mental health crisis & other global news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Suicide helplines go unanswered in India. Or you get untrained volunteers

On suicide prevention day, it’s time to admit India isn’t even close to tackling its mental health crisis. And triggering reports on Sushant Singh Rajput aren’t helping.
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Govt launches KIRAN, a 24×7 helpline for people to seek mental health counselling

The social justice and empowerment ministry has set up the toll-free number (1800-599-0019) to encourage people to reach out for help. The helpline has 13 language options.

Concerned about child’s online classes? First worry about how teachers are coping with Covid

On Teachers' Day, we must acknowledge the mental health burden on teachers working doubly hard to sustain momentum, learn new technologies & engage students from home.
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Google search for anxiety, panic attacks hit all-time high during March-May in US, study says

Researchers found that every time an important Covid announcement was made, there was a spike in panic-related searches. But things are back to normal now.
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Delhi Police opens 6 wellness centres with Ayurveda, tele-counselling services for personnel

An MoU has been signed with the Ministry of AYUSH for Ayurvedic doctors at the centres, which also have outdoor gymnasiums.
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Anxiety disorders on rise as Covid refuses to abate, doctors say cured patients relapsing

Counsellors & psychiatrists claim the number of patients approaching them with anxiety disorders has increased since Covid-19 kicked in.
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Sushant Singh Rajput was right to hide his depression, India is no country for mental health

From TV anchors using photos to counter depression claims, to therapists spilling all, the chaos around Rajput’s death is harmful to those with mental illness.
A health worker collects a sample of a patient in Gurugram Saturday, July 4, 2020. | PTI

Depression, search for tampons & abortion pills — studies show Covid impact on women, youth

Four new studies, conducted during lockdown, assessed the awareness of the Covid pandemic among youth & its impact on mental & reproductive health, among others.

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An IAF An-32 aircraft on its inaugral landing at the Nyoma airfield in 2009 | Special arrangement

At Nyoma, how the IAF turned a sandy surface into a smooth landing ground for its An-32

Upon landing at Nyoma, the engines were kept running. After a well-deserved cup of tea, we were back in the skies, leaving behind a dust storm.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Big relief for Vodafone as it wins Rs 20,000 crore retrospective tax dispute with govt

A tribunal ruled India’s efforts to claim Rs 20,000 cr in taxes were in breach of fair treatment under investment protection pact with the Netherlands.


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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?