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Jammu and Kashmir: Mental health awareness programme held at KU's North Campus

Srinagar: A workshop-cum-awareness programme on mental health was today held at Kashmir University’s North Campus, Baramulla.

Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide public health orders – or recommendations – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jammu and Kashmir: KU V-C inaugurates programme on mental health

 Srinagar: A four-day training programme on mental health started at the University of Kashmir on Wednesday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Workshop on mental health and substance abuse held in Tangmarg

Srinagar: A day-long workshop on mental health and substance abuse was held at DhobiwanTangmarg as capacity building programme for MLHP doctors and medical officers working across Kashmir division.

Cactus Communications releases global survey report on World Mental Health Day 2020

London/IBNS: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2020, Cactus Communications, a technology company accelerating scientific advancement, released its much-anticipated global survey report on mental health, wellbeing, and fulfilment among researchers.

COVID-19 has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 pc countries: WHO

New Delhi/UNI:  COVID-19 has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

COVID-19 disrupting critical mental health services, WHO warns

New York: The global pandemic has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of the countries it surveyed, underscoring the devastating impact of COVID-19 and highlighting an urgent need to scale up funding, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Our ‘new normal’ requires human contact, UN chief tells youth webinar on mental health

How to adapt and move forward in the new reality of a COVID-19 world was the focus of a UN webinar on Wednesday, which considered how young people can maintain good mental health and a sense of wellbeing.

Move away from outdated ‘mad or bad’ approach to mental illness, urges independent UN expert

New York: States, civil society, psychiatric organizations and the World Health Organization (WHO) itself must change the way they address mental health challenges, a UN independent rights expert said, calling for a shift towards understanding the context behind mental distress.

UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19

New York/IBNS: Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday, in a call for ambitious commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness, amid a potential global spike in suicides and drug abuse.

World Mental Health Day sheds light on worrying rates of youth suicide

New York: Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year - one every 40 seconds - making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, spotlighting suicide prevention as the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day.

One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones, new UN figures reveal

New York, June 12 (IBNS): More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new report based on UN figures, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones.

When your memory takes its last breath – How is India dealing with dementia?

At the Delhi, New Friends Colony, there was a Gupta family where there was someone battling with dementia. The entire family initially did not pay heed to it when the patriarch of the family, who was a bright, talkative and joyous Virendra Gupta, had all of a sudden stopped speaking. He started showing his short-tempered and irritable behavior and his family members thought that old age was responsible for this change. After a few days, Mr. Gupta failed to button his own shirt and lost his abilities to get dressed on his own. Though he was mostly dressed scarcely, one fine day he left his house almost naked. Then there was a time when he totally forgot how he should use his hands while eating his food and all this took place within a time period of 20 days!

Start nurturing your mental health ‘at an early age’ urges UN chief

New York, Oct 11 (IBNS): Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood.

Start nurturing your mental health ‘at an early age’ urges UN chief

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS): Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood.