Reaching In: Being There for Someone Who's Dealing with Suicidal Ideation
Whenever we read news about suicide, we often see comments about 'reaching out for help' alongside. However, as we move towards more community-centric models of care in society, we have to begin talking instead, about 'reaching in'.
Building Self-Immunity Through Self-Awareness
Building immunity for your mental health makes a world of difference. Find out how.
Social Physique Anxiety - Signs & Challenges
Social Physique Anxiety, also known as SPA, is a feeling of distress and discomfort associated with the perceived evaluation of one’s physical self. It is helpful to understand the signs of SPA and how it affects our routine. To overcome a hurdle, we need to see it clearly and then set goals so that we overcome the hurdle.
Social Physique Anxiety
Ever felt ashamed of the way you look, your height, weight, the colour of your skin? Some amount of self-criticism is normal, however, for some people, feeling dissatisfied with the way they look is a constant struggle. Find out how you can manage this anxiety.
Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety
Worrying comes naturally to us. How do we stop the constant stream of negative thought? Mindfulness is a useful practice that can help us refocus to the present and reduce anxiety.
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.