Suicide survivors ignore therapy follow-ups

As suicide rates go up, only a few patients follow up on their mental health services. Only 25 percent individuals follow up on their mental health therapies after they are discharged following a suicide attempt. Gia (name changed), a survivor and a patient of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) said, “I was 18 years old when […]

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‘College students have more anxiety since Covid’

A  study states that Social Anxiety Disorder from 2017 to 2020 has increased by 7.5 percent in college students. Bengaluru: According to a study by the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI), social anxiety in Indian undergraduate students increased from 7.8 percent in 2017  to 15.3 percent in 2020. Therapists say that they have seen […]

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Eating disorders on the rise

The stress and anxiety from the pandemic has triggered a series of eating disorders in the country. Eating disorders like Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and overeating have increased in the pandemic because of stress, isolation and the increased usage of internet, say doctors. According to Dr. Vikram Panwar, a psychiatrist, “The pandemic increased the number of […]

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Mental Healthcare Stigma: College students still struggling

College students are unable to benefit from mental health services in colleges. Worsening situations could further lead to probable psychological disorders. Many colleges do not have functional mental health services despite the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) recommendations to provide these services in colleges through counselling. Others have not been able to help efficiently due to […]

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Self-care: A DIY version of therapy

While the pandemic brought lockdowns and uncertainty, it also paved the way for the rise of self-care treatments. People turned to self-care and do-it-yourself (DIY) treatments during the pandemic leading to many organic and natural brands thriving. Studies show the sale of homegrown beauty brands rose during the pandemic. Arya Bhadgaonkar, a youtuber who began […]

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Mental healthcare will burn a hole in your pocket

With high expenses, several parents in Bengaluru shy away from mental healthcare sessions amid the pandemic. Bengaluru: High consultancy fees amidst the pandemic have made mental health counselling options inaccessible for several parents and children in Bengaluru. Archana, a mother of two, approached several psychologists for her son at the beginning of 2021. At least […]

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Burnouts no longer uncommon

According to psychologists, one out of four individuals today experience burnout. Many people are now facing increased burnouts as a result of exhaustion as they feel they  have not been able to meet expectations. Dr. Akash Vishwakarma, Clinical Psychologist at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) said, “the pandemic has triggered burnout cases […]

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Professional athletes run into legal trouble

Sushil Kumar was the latest high-profile name added to a long list of athletes that have run into legal trouble. Jammu: Sportspersons often become idols of millions of people worldwide due to their hard work, talent, and inspiring stories.  However, not every individual can live up to the expectations that come with being an idolized […]

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