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Discuss depression, anxiety disorders openly so that people can seek help: Centre tells states

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan lists nuclear families and social distancing in Covid season as reasons for aggravation of mental health problems.
Women sit with their children on a footpath in Agra | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Fewer working hours, higher stress, drop in income: UN survey shows how Covid affected women

The surveys were conducted in April across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands & Thailand.
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Suicides see a sharp rise in Kolkata amid lockdown, over half are 40 years or younger

Between April and June, 113 cases of suicide were reported, more than double the number for the same period last year.
People undergo thermal screening at Mankameshwar temple in Lucknow after all religious places were reopened with certain restrictions on 8 June 2020 | Nand Kumar | PTI

Lancet study finds stroke, depression, anxiety in both young and old Covid patients

The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, found altered mental status as the ‘second most common presentation’ often occurring in younger patients.
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC seeks govt reply on Covid testing guidelines for homeless with mental health issues

The court sought replies on a petition claiming the lack of guidelines on Covid testing for people with mental health problems has not been taken seriously.
A woman checks the Facebook Inc. site on her smartphone | Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

Everyone is a mental health expert now, but still post their ‘perfect lives’ on social media

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death taught us harsh lessons, and exposed our constant need to project the perfect version of our imperfect lives on social media.

No one in Bollywood killed Sushant Singh Rajput. Only the silence did

There has been an outpour of grief following the news of the actor’s death, but many actors and directors have admitted knowing something wasn’t right with Rajput.
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Most suicide helplines are of little help as they don’t work when people need them

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put the spotlight on mental health helplines, but attempts to contact a dozen of them over two days mostly went unanswered.

Heartbreak, anger at TV news, and depression alert: Twitter on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Soniya Agarwal reports from Dharavi's Mukundnagar slum, Mumbai | ThePrint

Not just masks and gloves, reporters in Covid lockdown need mental health armour too

The year 2020 has been hard for journalists. And while we report on the sufferings around us, we shouldn’t forget to pause and process.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

India and China to formally verify disengagement in Ladakh by end of the week

India and China to begin next phase of disengagement only after formal verification of initial phase is complete. Verification being done through visual detection and drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.