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Mental Health Care Act 2017
Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Head first: Mental healthcare in India

The health of human beings is influenced by both mental and physiological well-being. And yet, this crucial tenet is often ignored in the larger public discourse. The weightage accorded to treating ph...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.21

PwDs: a persecuted people

I studied in a boarding school. Every day, two hours of the evening were scheduled for outdoor games. Before we could begin playing, our sports teacher would instruct us to run two rounds of the playg...
By Prashant Bhaware

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.20

Dreaded call: Zoom anxiety

The challenges to mental health seem to have intensified, taking on newer forms in the course of the global contagion. This grave reality was highlighted recently in a survey conducted by an agency ba...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.20

At odds: To ciminalize suicide, or not to?

The corpus of legislation in India is extensive. It is, therefore, not entirely unexpected that the laws governing the same issue may turn out to be contradictory in nature. It thus falls upon the jud...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Unhappiness cannot be cured by law

It may not be enough to decriminalize suicide. Although that is one of the major changes wrought by the Mental Health Care Act, 2017 that became functional from July 2018, the roots of suicidal behavi...
By The Editorial Board


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