How Do I Know If I'm Depressed?
We hear the word depression quite frequently these days. Sometimes we may wonder if we ourselves are suffering from depression. Read on to find out how to tell whether you might be clinically depressed or just feeling down.
Possibility of Normalcy After Depression
From Deepika Padukone to Dwayne Johnson, celebrities have come into the open about their fight with depression. It was not an easy battle they would probably say. However, they did not allow the depression to get the better of them! Find out what it takes to fight depression.
Somatic Symptom Disorder
Understanding mental health disorders - Somatic Symptom Disorder
World Mental Health Day - An Expert Column
Every year since 1992, the World Health Organization observes October 10th as World Mental Health Day – a day to recognize the effects of mental health issues on people’s lives and spread awareness of the help available. Themes from the last few years include schizophrenia, dignity in mental health and mental health in older adults. This year’s theme - “Psychological First Aid” (PFA) - intends to challenge the popular notion that psychological health is less important than physical health.
Decoding Recent Suicide Reforms in India - An Expert Column
In August 2016, the Rajya Sabha passed the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, which proposes to decriminalise attempted suicide. This write up reviews what this step could mean for Mental Health in India.
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Understanding Personality Disorders- Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Boderline Personality Disorder
Understanding Personality Disorders- The Boderline Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Understanding Personality Disorders- The Avoidant personality disorder.
Psychological First Aid
Psychological first aid is a set of helping actions that one can engage in to help people feel safe after a traumatic situation. It helps them stay calm regardless of the what the circumstance is, helps them be hopeful for the future and assures physical and emotional support.
Coping with Loss through Suicide
A person grieving the suicide of a loved one can go through diverse emotions and experiences. Grieving takes time and so does adjusting to life without the person who died. This article looks at helping through this tragedy.