Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicMental illness

Topic: Mental illness

Another Burari? ‘Suicide notes’ say Hisar man killed wife & 3 kids, then ended life for ‘moksh’

Ramesh Verma, 45, was known to be a ‘gentle’ nature lover who kept to himself. He is now, however, the prime suspect in the brutal bludgeoning deaths of his young family.

Indian govt won’t spend enough on mental healthcare. Impact investing could be the solution

The number of people suffering from mental health issues in India has grown from 125 million in 1990 to 197 million in 2017.

Covid patients at risk of developing psychiatric illnesses, shows Oxford study of US records

The Lancet Psychiatry study suggests two-way link between Covid and psychiatric illnesses, which means those with existing psychiatric illnesses face higher risk of a Covid diagnosis.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, let’s resolve to remove stigma about mental illness

One-fourth of 1,069 respondents in a cross-sectional study reported having the idea of death or self-harm during the Covid-19 period.

SC issues notice to Centre, IRDA on plea seeking insurance for mental illness treatment

According to the petition, insurance companies do not cover treatment of mental illness despite a mandate under the Mental Healthcare Act 2017

Drug to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder must carry warning about ‘immune system reaction’

Lamotrigine is sold in India under more than 20 brand names, including Lamitor, Lametec, Lamosyn and Lamez.

Kolkata man found living with father’s decomposing body for 5 days

Police detains the Behala resident, brother says he is mentally unstable. The body was spotted by the brother who lives nearby.

This is how we can empower 8 billion minds by 2030

Mental health disorders are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and could cost the global economy some $16 trillion by 2030.

Transgenders, GOT superfans & teen singers: ‘Humans of Kashmir’ get a voice on Facebook

A Kashmir psychologist is out to shatter the stereotypes associated with the Valley's residents. Her platform is a Facebook page called 'Humans of Kashmir'.

SC allows post-conviction mental illness to be a factor in deciding death penalty appeals

Supreme Court lays down guidelines, says such convicts 'cannot be ignored and left to rot away', they require care and treatment.

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.