Sexual Harassment and Healing from Trauma

The recent #MeToo campaign has brought to light again how sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for many women and men. There’s no question about some of the major after-effects of dealing with an experience like this. “Trauma is at its core an emotional response to an overwhelming (negative) event. It makes changes in the […]

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Suicide Prevention: Is India’s Data Enough to Tackle the Complex Issue?

‘Farmers commit suicide due to debt and crop failure’.  ‘Housewives commit suicide due to domestic violence’. ‘Young students commit suicide due to failure in exams’. You will have seen these phrases, which commonly appear in media reports and social media discussions on suicide in India. More often than not, any debate or discussion tends to revolve […]

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Mental Health in the News: Toxic Air and Mental Health

THE HEADLINE: How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health (Science Daily) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health have found that air pollution not only affects the lungs, but also the brain. The study merged results of a study with 6,000 participants, with an air pollution database, with records corresponding […]

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Mental Health in the News 2

The Headline: Living Near a Forest Keeps Your Amygdala Healthier (Science Daily) What you need to know: Our brain contains an area of grey matter called the amygdala, which helps process anxiety, is involved in threat detection and more. A study at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany looked at people living in […]

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Mental Health in the News

The Headline: Multi-gene Test May Better Predict Who Will Suffer from Dementia (NDTV)  What you need to know: According to an article in the Annals of Neurology, it is now possible to predict who will suffer from dementia or cognitive decline. The test called the Polygenic Hazard Score (PHS) combines the effects of over two dozen gene mutations, […]

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Depression, BPD and Far From a Stereotype

The first time I got to label the feelings I had had in me since childhood, I was 22 years old. I was told I was suffering from Depression and Borderline Personallity Disorder. I was told it would be a struggle that I would overcome only if I genuinely wanted to help myself. It has […]

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