Stigma/discrimination Our day to vocabulary has a number of words like mental / paagal etc that we use to describe a person who behaves differently, thus trying to equate him with a person suffering from psychiatric illness. Thus this stigma has been ingrained in our mind that people who suffer from such illnesses are not … Continue reading LIVING WITH PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS & IT’S STIGMA

Say NO to Tobacco: Self-Help Tips

Saying NO to Tobacco/Cigarettes may be the Hardest thing for a Smoker/Tobacco Chewer. Despite a strong will power and determination to quit smoking, most people are not able to carry on the resolution. The strong urge, craving, withdrawal and environmental cues force a smoker/tobacco chewer to take up tobacco again. Following are a few tips … Continue reading Say NO to Tobacco: Self-Help Tips

Bursting the Bubble: Myths about Depression

Myth 1: I am immune to Depression Fact: Depression is actually very common. It can affect any one of us, irrespective of cast, color, status. As per statistics: The proportion of the global population with depression in 2015 is estimated to be 4.4% (322 million). Globally, depressive disorders are ranked as the Single largest contributor … Continue reading Bursting the Bubble: Myths about Depression

Decoding Mental Health

What do we mean by Mental Health? WHO defines Health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. In today’s world where everyone is running around mental well-being has taken a back seat. Mental Health means “subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, … Continue reading Decoding Mental Health