Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicMental illness

Topic: Mental illness

India’s mental health conversation is opening up. Better access to treatment is next

A leading cause of disability, mental illness is one of our most significant challenges. In India, the scale of the problem can feel overwhelming.

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'.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.