The term ‘mental health’ has been talked about a lot in the past few weeks. With some happenings that shook people to their very core, mental health became a topic of extensive debate and discussion for everyone. Be it news channels, podcasts or social media videos, all covered this and shed light on the same. Mental health is increasingly becoming an important and serious talking point among individuals. With time, people have started to realize that it is as important as physical health and it is crucial to be aware about it. With the world becoming too fast and advanced, humans have been reduced to machines, and this has resulted in serious health issues be it physical or mental. On
Digital mental health has several benefits like ready availability of a therapist, some tools for self-assessment including automated AI-enabled chatbots and anonymity, thereby reducing stigma surrounding the topic. Many patients actually find it easier to open up about their problems when their care is not face-to-face. In fact, they might open-up earlier and wrap up in fewer sessions. Agrees Dr Prerna Kohli, a Clinical Psychologist, “E-Health allows patients and doctors to meet across geographies and timezones minus the inhibitions. Some patients have the fear that their conversations may be recorded, so doctors have to build trust and create a virtual safe space for the patient to open up completely.” Dr Kohli works extensively with NRI patients from across the globe
Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly, who had been away from the silver screen for quite some time, recently made opened up about how she overcame depression and Sushant Singh Rajput untimely death which is a huge loss to Bollywood. Talking about the 'Raabta' actor in a recent interview, Celina was all praise for his work and called his tragic death a huge blow to Bollywood. Not only this but she even said that he could have even won India’s first Oscar given the fact the multiple talents that he possessed. Furthermore, the 'No Entry' actress also talked about her battle with depression and how she overcame it. The diva, who suffered from depression after losing her parents and newborn son, Celina termed
Actress, philanthropist and mental health advocate, Deepika Padukone has been promoting a discussion on the importance of mental health, ever since news broke of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide. On a personal level, the actress has been doing her bit to spread awareness about depression while also urging fans and the media to approach the subject with sensitivity. As part of this her drive to educate the masses on social media that “Depression is not the same as sadness,” Deepika also sat down with experts in the field for a detailed video discussion. “What is suicide and why do people do what they do?” the actress started off the discussion through her foundation. In the wake of the ‘recent tragic events’,
“I will survive this night, its deathly design ; I will fight! The world’s a snake pit, so let it be! I dare the devil to get the better of me!” Actor Deepti Naval posted this poem on June 15 evening, a little more than 24 hours after news broke that Hindi film actor Sushant Singh Rajput, had died by suicide. The poem had been written by her on the night of July 28, 1991 and hinted at a dark phase in Naval's life. “I loved my life. I knew I didn't want to end it but that phase was very difficult. I felt things were collapsing personally and professionally,” she says. She battled with depression for nearly five years
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra residence in Mumbai today. As soon as the news hit headlines, condolence messages from the film fraternity,TV fraternity and his fans started pouring in. Reportedly, he was found hanging at his residence and police is still investigating the matter.Among all the messages that are storming the internet about the late actor, some striking ones include, "Wish he had spoken to someone", "He should have given life another chance", "Why to commit suicide!" and many more of similar nature. Some internet users are even worried if the pandemic is sparking the suicidal tendencies.Dr Soumitra Pathare, a mental health expert, shared some myths around suicide and ways you can save someone's life. He
While we often talk about mental well being and the silent signs of battling mental health conditions in detail, there is not a lot of awareness about what sound mental health feels like. Yes, having good mental health is much more than the absence of diagnosable mental health problems.Hence, in addition to being aware of your mental health triggers (and signs that you need to take care of yourself), you must also learn to pat you back when you are taking care of your mental health actively. We list down certain signs to recognize that you are in a good mental space right now and you should keep doing whatever you are doing.
Many studies highlighting the health risk posed by workplace stress have been conducted worldwide. Most experts unanimously agree that unrestricted and overpowering stressful working environment is detrimental for the mental health of a person; stress can even lead to serious psychological ailments like depression and anxiety. Now a new study done by researchers at Indiana University in the US has made a disturbingly shocking observation that is sure to catch everyone's attention, if not concern. According to the study report, the combination of three factors—stress combined with less control over their work and lower cognitive ability—at the workplace can lead to serious deterioration of mental health, increasing the likelihood of depression and even death. "We found that work stressors are more