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Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

Tragic end: Suicides on the rise

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019 — an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2018 — according to latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Maharashtra, T...
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Opinion  /  Published 25.08.20

Mind and body: Anxiety and depression on rise

The elephant in the room cannot go unacknowledged. A study by the International Labour Organization has found that one out of two young people around the world is now subject to anxiety and depression...
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Opinion  /  Published 23.01.20

Suicides a cry for help

Dying is both natural and inexorable. Under what circumstances, then, does death become a grave crisis? This question must be asked in the light of the recent data, published by the National Crime Rec...
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Opinion  /  Published 26.02.20

CBSE's horrifying ignorance about mental health

Education and equality are essential to the functioning of a democracy, more so because they are inextricably linked to each other. Both pillars and their linkage are, however, threatened when discrim...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.19

Mental health: Laws are not enough

When does death, which is both inevitable and natural, become a serious problem? One of the answers to this question lies in the World Health Organization’s latest global suicide report, which revea...
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Opinion  /  Published 15.10.19

India is ill-prepared to tackle mental health issues

Ignoring a problem or being unaware of its existence does not make it go away. If anything, its scale often grows to unmanageable proportions. This was indicated by an independent study conducted acro...
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