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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Do you ever feel like you’re using drugs or alcohol to get some relief from stress? Have you ever found that you need some sort of drug or alcoholic stimulation to getting around to your regular activities? Have you ever had the people you spend a lot of time with suggest that you cut it back with alcohol or drug intake?

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Men and Mental Health

Men and Mental Health

Mental health disorders are on the rise. It is estimated that at least 13.7% individuals in India will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime. Women, in general are two times more likely than men to suffer from a common mental illness (CMD). While some of the reasons behind this discrepancy could involve hormones and biology, another reason involve the cultural that surrounds us.

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Depression in Men

Depression and Anxiety in Men

By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that 20% of the Indian population will suffer from a mental illness. Women are 25% more likely to be affected by mental illness than men. This is particularly true for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. These are further exacerbated by hormonal disturbances experienced by women.

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Women’s Mental Health

By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that 20% of the Indian population will suffer from a mental illness. Women are 25% more likely to be affected by mental illness than men. This is particularly true for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. These are further exacerbated by hormonal disturbances experienced by women.

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Trauma and Abuse in Women

Few can say that the recent cases of sexual assaults and rape, that have occurred in India, have left them unscathed. While it is important for the citizens of this country to push for justice and see the offenders punished by law, it is vital to understand that these incidents can have a profound psychological impact on the survivor and their family. It is, therefore, crucial to provide them with adequate support to deal with the aftermath of violence and abuse.

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression is a mental health disorder that affects nearly 20% of Indian mothers within the first 12 weeks of childbirth. “The symptoms of postpartum depression are similar to depression in general; such as irritability, mood swings, crying, a feeling of being overwhelmed, lack of sleep, and fatigue.

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How India Perceives Mental Health: The Role of Awareness

In order to build a society where everyone is able to get the support that they require, we need to raise awareness about mental health concerns and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Stigma and awareness are two terms often associated with mental illness. In this article, we break down the importance of increasing awareness.

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Raising Awareness about Mental Health

It is imperative to inform and educate India’s population about mental health, it’s disorders and the various methods of treatment that are available in this country. At this stage, it is important to focus these programs at the following four levels.

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Reducing Stigma Against Mental Health

In order to ensure that Mental Health in India is addressed holistically, it is necessary to reduce the amount of stigma associated with Mental Illness. Less stigma in the community will encourage individuals to seek support and address their mental health concerns.

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How India Perceives Mental Health: The Role of Stigma

Sometimes, being a part of this collective can help relieve feelings of isolation and loneliness; however, at other times, we tend to ostracize people within our own community, who may not fit the norm. These individuals could include people with mental illness.

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Stress during exams

How to Exercise Caution and Empathy in our Everyday Language

The most fun part about using English to communicate is how easy it is to incorporate words from our everyday lives (and languages) into it. This leads to colloquial lingo which can be used as a form of light humour, by way of teasing.

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Stress during exams

Self-care during exams

With exam season looming on the horizon, it’s only normal to feel anxious and stressed. One way to relieve some of this anxiety is to engage in self-care routines during these periods of intense stress.

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Parent guide during exams

Parent’s guide for coping with their children’s exam stress and anxiety

While exam time is a stressful period for students, it can be a difficult time for parents too. As a parent, worrying about your children’s state of preparation for the exams is only the tip of the iceberg.

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Career in Psychology

A career in Psychology

Have you ever been intrigued or curious about people’s behavior? Are you a good listener, keen observer or just genuinely curious about why people act the way they do? If so, a career in Psychology might intrigue you.

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Friend

Communicating with a friend or loved one who exhibits mental health concerns

Interacting with a loved one who displays psychological health concerns can always be tricky. As a part of their support system, the most important for you to do is to treat your loved one with respect and empathy.

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Brain under Stress

How to be productive when you’re depressed

Depression is a mood disorder which is characterised by a persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Having depression interferes with daily life and normal functioning.

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Hectic

Is your hectic work life causing Mental Health concerns

If you are a part of India’s growing workforce, chances are, you have felt the stress that comes along with competing in the world’s fourth fastest growing economy.

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Burn Out

Signs of Burnout

According to the American Psychological Association, job burnout refers to “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.”

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Alcohol

When does teenage experimentation with alcohol and drugs become indicative of mental health issues?

Teenagers have always held a fascination for alcohol and drugs. Over the last half century, especially, consuming these substances have been associated with the idea of being cool and for the clique-ridden halls of high school, being cool puts you on top of the hierarchy, making you popular.

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School girl writes to Deepika

A school girl writes a heart-warming letter to The Live Love Laugh Foundation, and Deepika responds.

Hello, Greetings for the day! I would like to begin by introducing myself as Pearlina Malik, a student of Class 10 at Vasant Valley, New Delhi. Read more.
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