The Blue Whale Challenge: Tips for Parents
The Blue Whale Challenge, a dark online game, has been all over the news and the internet, of late.As a parent, you may be worried as to what this game entails and if and how your child can be vulnerable to the same. Read on to find out more.
Talking to your Teen About Self-Harm
A situation where one's child is harming oneself is the last thing a parent is prepared to face. This can be especially confusing when the child continues to self-harm but says that there are no thoughts of ending one's life. This article will help you understand what Self-Harm is and tell you how you can talk to your teenager about the same.
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.
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.
Coping with Losing a Loved One to 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.
The Suicide of a Loved One
Losing someone we love to death can be a grievous experience, all the more so when they themselves have ended their life. It can be emotionally devastating. This article understands the intense emotions and phases of grief that one goes through.
Depression - What is it?
Depression is a medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression does not discriminate; it affects men and women, young and old, and people of all races, cultures, and incomes.
When You Feel Like Ending Your Life
"Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain." You may have experienced intense emotions and thoughts that have lead to you also thiniking about harming yourself or ending your life. This can be an overwhelming experience. Do take some time to understand more about it.
How Can I Help Someone Who May Be Suicidal?
Dealing with suicidal tendencies is difficult not just for the individual but also for the people close to them. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the age group of 15-44 years. Globally, suicide rates have increased by 41.3 % in the past decade. According to Dr. Gururaj, HOD Epidemiology, NIMHANS, for every suicide committed, ten people attempt suicide and 100 contemplate it.These statistics go to show that suicide is a very real problem, one that we cannot ignore.