mental health

India’s budget for mental health leaves a lot to be desired

India’s budget for mental health leaves a lot to be desired

February 9, 2021

The Union Budget 2021-22, announced on February 1, proposes a corpus of INR 712.69 billion for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This also includes the budget for mental healthcare – a total of INR 5.97 billion. One would have expected that a good chunk of this would be fo...

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Mental health professionals face burnout amid pandemic

Mental health professionals face burnout amid pandemic

January 9, 2021

“I haven’t seen my therapist in over a month, and I miss her,” Nithya Rao says with a sigh. Rao sounds like many people during the pandemic – uncertain, alone, in need of mental health care. There is just one difference – Rao is a therapist herself. Based in Ban...

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The healing power of art

The healing power of art

December 24, 2020

“Art is an outlet for expression and creativity, just like crying is for grief,” Sumedha Kaul, a psychologist and an art therapist, based in Delhi, tells Media India Group. “Creating art is not a skill. It is an essential part of being a human. You don’t have to possess a...

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

September 10, 2020

On World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on September 10, India holds an unprecedented record of suicide attempts and suicide deaths owing to the pandemic, economic crisis, lockdown stress and lack of suicide preventive measures. The insensitivity of media and unperturb...

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Bollywood’s tryst with misogyny

Bollywood’s tryst with misogyny

July 12, 2019

While socially empowering and women-centric movies are growing in numbers, it is a long way for us to move away from misogyny and sexism in Bollywood movies.

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Talking about mental health

Talking about mental health

December 14, 2017

The creative outlet for expression is now turning into a platform for many in India to spread awareness about the less talked about mental health.

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Mysore Yoga Festival 2016

Mysore Yoga Festival 2016

March 18, 2016

Organised by Mysuru Yogic Science Trust and Skyway Tourism Education Trust, the Mysore Yoga Festival will be held from September 21-24, 2016, in Karnataka, India. After the World Cultural Festival by The Art of Living and the annual International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh in Mar...

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