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Bad mental health can be detrimental to adolescent growth. It’s not taken seriously enough

For far too many young people today, distress is negatively impacting their health and preventing them from thriving. Covid-19 has only worsened it.
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Lockdowns in India saw women get fewer meals than men, feel unsafe, depressed, US study finds

Study by National Bureau of Economic Research notes that women's status in families resulted in them being more vulnerable during lockdowns, suggests targeted policies to ensure well being.

HC seeks Delhi govt’s reply on plea concerning mental health of students in schools, colleges

The bench issued notice for implementation of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 in educational institutions. The17-year old petitioner claimed that mental health issues are left unattended.

Biles’ Olympics withdrawal is an act of courage. Only Gen-Z will understand why

It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.
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Prisoners are twice as likely to die by suicide. Existing laws do little to help them

A lack of psychiatrists, psychologists, technology, and dysfunctional state machinery is contributing to worsening mental health conditions in prisons.
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1 billion people are currently experiencing mental ill-health. Yet funding remains very low

Philanthropists’ ability to take risks, and to act quickly and flexibly, makes them ideally placed to drive change in mental health care.

Research shows how dangerous answering or sending emails outside work hours can be for health

Being in a constant state of hyper-vigilance awaiting work notifications at home can affect metabolism and immunity.
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Ensure Covid tests, complete vaccination of people in mental health homes, SC tells Centre

The top court also directed states & UTs remove the discrepancies in figures submitted about people who have been cured but are still languishing in mental health institutions.
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Men, boys made nearly 70% of calls to govt mental health helpline in 8 months, data shows

Govt's KIRAN helpline was started in September 2020. Until 31 May, report shows nearly 30,000 calls were received. Callers discussed issues related to anxiety, depression, job loss, etc.
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It is time to break taboo around mental health and begin conversations on it

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

London: Bitcoin, Ether and other digital tokens tumbled as China intensified its push to rein in crypto speculation and mining. Bitcoin fell 7.8% to $41,220 as of 7:41 a.m. in New York. The losses were more severe in other coins, with Ether, EOS, Litecoin and Dash all falling more than 7%. Crypto-related stocks also came under pressure, with Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. tumbling 6% in U.S. pre-market trading. China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal, according to a Q&A statement on PBOC’s website. It’s an urgent task for China to root out crypto mining and the crackdown is important to meet carbon goals, according to the guidelines on the website of the nation’s economic planning agency. Bitcoin looks headed toward the $40,000 level or lower, Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at ThinkMarkets, warned. China’s strict approach is part of the reason why Bitcoin prices collapsed in May and have struggled to regain previous all-time highs above $60,000. “The risks are skewed to...


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.