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Mobile-based survey rolled out in Himachal to assess Covid’s impact on mental health

By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Around 75,000 people from Shimla, Mandi, and Chamba will be sent the questionnaire
Mental illness is a real and potent foe which is not only rearing its head in present times, but has been presenting dangerous or at least uncomfortable life situations to millions around the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mental illness is a real and potent foe which is not only rearing its head in present times, but has been presenting dangerous or at least uncomfortable life situations to millions around the world.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Random Forays: Mental health should be a focus area

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Considering the fact that about 7.50% of India’s population is estimated to be suffering from mental health disorders, as per WHO numbers, a lot more needs to be done than what’s happening now
A woman walks through a cloud of dust on Sector 31, Noida, October 15, 2020(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A woman walks through a cloud of dust on Sector 31, Noida, October 15, 2020(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

India must wage an immediate, unified war against pollution

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 11:51 PM IST
A question that is on everyone’s mind is whether this will aggravate the Covid-19 pandemic. And, unfortunately, the answer seems to be that it will.
We get so busy running the rat race that we often forget to enjoy quality time with our families.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
We get so busy running the rat race that we often forget to enjoy quality time with our families.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Guest column: The present is a gift, use it well

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Col RD Singh (retd)
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Mental health issues often plague us because either we are overambitious or we worry too much about the past and future
People with special needs require support and empathy.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
People with special needs require support and empathy.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
This could be the right time to start a positive engagement with nature -- by taking care of plants and starting a kitchen garden.(Shutterstock)
This could be the right time to start a positive engagement with nature -- by taking care of plants and starting a kitchen garden.(Shutterstock)

Guest Column: In Covid times, cultivate kinship with plants

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hira Singh Bhupal
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:42 PM IST
There’s a unique joy in watching plants grow. Nothing else can give us such exceptional happiness during this Covid-19 crisis
Journalist-turned-author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu will go live on her digital chat show, from September 20.
Journalist-turned-author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu will go live on her digital chat show, from September 20.

Book to web: Battling stigma and shame associated with being single

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s new digital chat show has sessions with prominent women who are single, such as Mona Ambegaonkar, Mallika Sarabhai, and Vinta Nanda, among others.
A man ended his life on Saturday evening at Zirakpur, reportedly due to mental health problems(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A man ended his life on Saturday evening at Zirakpur, reportedly due to mental health problems(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

45-year-old man dies by suicide in Zirakpur

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Took life likely due to mental health issues, police say
Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh, a former hockey Olympian, is in home isolation after he was diagnosed with coronavirus infection. He is asymptomatic.(HT file photo)
Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh, a former hockey Olympian, is in home isolation after he was diagnosed with coronavirus infection. He is asymptomatic.(HT file photo)

Congress MLA Pargat Singh, AAP legislator Pandori test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Punjab assembly session

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:14 PM IST
The hockey Olympian is the second legislator from Jalandhar district to be diagnosed with coronavirus infection after Shiromani Akali Dal Nakodar MLA Gurpratap Singh Wadala
Persons isolating at home will have to check their temperature daily and report to authorities in case of health problems.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Persons isolating at home will have to check their temperature daily and report to authorities in case of health problems.(HT Photo/For representation only)

UT hospitals allow home isolation for suspected Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:12 PM IST
The home isolation option was not followed earlier, but with the rising number of tests health authorities have decided to allow it
Though the human resource development ministry has asked schools to limit screen time for students, many institutes are not following the new directions, say parents.(Keshav Singh/HT/For representation only)
Though the human resource development ministry has asked schools to limit screen time for students, many institutes are not following the new directions, say parents.(Keshav Singh/HT/For representation only)

Online classes leading to stress, eye problems in children, say parents

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Health problems are cropping up as screen time increases for students due to schools being shut because of the Covid-19 pandemic
The impending decision on exams, lesser number of employment offers and other such challenges are leading to depressing thoughts among DU students.(Photo: Shutterstock (For representation purpose only))
The impending decision on exams, lesser number of employment offers and other such challenges are leading to depressing thoughts among DU students.(Photo: Shutterstock (For representation purpose only))

Mental health: DU students take to sports, art to cope with stress

Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 02:13 AM IST
Delhi University students say that rescinded job offers and uncertainty of final examination, due to Covid-19 pandemic, is making them immensely stressed.
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Before the Covid-19 lockdown, traffic jams were routine in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Vehicular density linked to rise in nitrogen oxide levels in Chandigarh: Study

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 12:11 AM IST
More vehicles on roads mean higher concentration of toxic gases, states a study by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 bodies on rail tracks identified: Mother killed herself, children

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
The 40-year-old woman reportedly suffered from mental health problems and jumped on the tracks with her children, aged nine, seven and three, officials said.
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)
From her early teens, period cramps and the remedial painkillers have wreaked havoc on Shruti Haasan’s life. Make-up: Vishruti Vinay ; Hair: Cristiano Pereira(Tushar Bhardwaj)

HT Brunch cover story: Every woman’s most personal problems

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Shruti Haasan details her battle with PCOS, a common, but largely under-addressed women’s sexual health problem. Plus! The embarrassing health issue Padma Lakshmi never talked about!

Delhiwale: Staying at home, which is roadside

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:33 AM IST
Rakesh, as the man introduced himself, was lying on a threadbare carpet spread along the pavement like a bed sheet. His head was plopped up on a makeshift pillow rustled out of his chappals.
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Health workers and police in action in a sealed area at Bapu Dham colony, Sector 26, in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Patience running out in Bapu Dham Colony and Sector 30

PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Savings depleted, employers threatening to sack them, no medical help available for the ailing, people want Covid-19 restrictions in the containment zones to go at any cost
Vast majority of young people experiencing suicidal thoughts display only mild or moderate mental distress, instead of more obvious symptoms associated with a diagnosable disorder, according to a new study.(Unsplash)
Vast majority of young people experiencing suicidal thoughts display only mild or moderate mental distress, instead of more obvious symptoms associated with a diagnosable disorder, according to a new study.(Unsplash)

Coronavirus: Most young people with increased suicide risk only display mild to moderate mental distress

Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Vast majority of young people experiencing suicidal thoughts display only mild or moderate mental distress, instead of more obvious symptoms associated with a diagnosable disorder, according to a new study.
As of Saturday, 78,227 people in China have recovered from the disease since the government started action from January 23 to contain the infection.(AFP)
As of Saturday, 78,227 people in China have recovered from the disease since the government started action from January 23 to contain the infection.(AFP)

Covid-19 can cause long-term organ damage; China adds after effects to medical insurance

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 03:37 PM IST
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) in its guidelines on COVID-19 survivors said some recovered patients would require treatment for lung and heart damage, for movement problems from muscle loss, as well as for psychological disorders.
The focus should be on healing the community, not just the individual(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The focus should be on healing the community, not just the individual(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Covid-19 will aggravate mental health issues| Analysis

By Achal Bhagat
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Intertwine psychological recovery with relief; start online consultations; and simplify policies that govern the sector
This is the reason why loud noise is bad for your health.(Unsplash)
This is the reason why loud noise is bad for your health.(Unsplash)

This is the reason why loud noise is bad for your health

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Whether it is loud machinery at work, a busy freeway, a nearby airport or loud music, many people are exposed to high levels of noise, say researchers, adding that exposure to loud noise is not only annoying but also bad for your health.
The key is to keep your mind calm and stay positive. This World Health Day, we look at some Ayurvedic tips that are helpful in keeping yourself calm.(Unsplash)
The key is to keep your mind calm and stay positive. This World Health Day, we look at some Ayurvedic tips that are helpful in keeping yourself calm.(Unsplash)

World Health Day 2020: Ayurvedic tips to keep calm during lockdown

By Dr. Partap Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 04:09 PM IST
With an impending sense of negativity, economy on a downward trajectory and new challenges that these difficult times must have thrown at you it is easy to get bogged down. The key is to keep your mind calm and stay positive. This World Health Day, we look at some Ayurvedic tips that are helpful in keeping yourself calm.
The mothers’ depression also affected those closest to them, the study said.(Unsplash)
The mothers’ depression also affected those closest to them, the study said.(Unsplash)

Depressed rural moms may face greater health issues

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 12:44 PM IST
The study stated that women are twice as likely to have depression as men, and people in poverty are three times more likely to experience it.
Women tend to suffer disproportionately in conflict situations such as communal violence, and the aftermath impacts them at various levels(AP)
Women tend to suffer disproportionately in conflict situations such as communal violence, and the aftermath impacts them at various levels(AP)

Help women riot victims overcome the trauma | Opinion

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The endeavour should be to help the victim fight back, and reclaim her life and home, and not be forced to stay in camps, like so many women riot victims have been forced to do
Older workers suffering from obesity at higher risk of losing jobs.(Unsplash)
Older workers suffering from obesity at higher risk of losing jobs.(Unsplash)

Older workers suffering from obesity at higher risk of losing jobs

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 03:38 PM IST
Obesity is a major and growing public health problem, with future projections estimating that there will be more than one billion people affected globally by 2030.
As the world celebrates women’s day on March 8, we look at the manifold roles a working woman plays, how it takes a toll on their health and what they can do to lead a healthy lifestyle.(Unsplash)
As the world celebrates women’s day on March 8, we look at the manifold roles a working woman plays, how it takes a toll on their health and what they can do to lead a healthy lifestyle.(Unsplash)

Women’s Day 2020: The power of women at work and how to ensure you lead a healthy lifestyle

Hindustan Times | By Grace Cyril
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 02:51 PM IST
As the world celebrates women’s day on March 8, we look at the manifold roles a working woman plays, how it takes a toll on their health and what they can do to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Teenagers’ view of family’s social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes.(Unsplash)
Teenagers’ view of family’s social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes.(Unsplash)

Teenagers’ view of family’s social standing correlates with mental health, life outcomes

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Young people’s view of their family’s social status is more strongly associated with their mental health and readiness for future education and work than how much money, education or occupational prestige their parents have.
Daniele De Rossi announces his retirement from football(REUTERS)
Daniele De Rossi announces his retirement from football(REUTERS)

World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi retires from football

Buenos Aires | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 09:49 AM IST
De Rossi played only seven matches for the Buenos Aires outfit, scoring once, but said he needed to return home for family reasons.
You could be one among the many children, a son or a daughter, or you could be living with or away from them – at some point in life, the guilt of not doing enough for parents is bound to strike.
You could be one among the many children, a son or a daughter, or you could be living with or away from them – at some point in life, the guilt of not doing enough for parents is bound to strike.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Quit the guilt and talk to your parents

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 06:16 PM IST
‘You spend years wishing your parents would get off your back, only to realise they’re the only ones who ever really had your back’ — Anonymous.
Menopause makes uninterrupted good night’s sleep difficult.(Unsplash)
Menopause makes uninterrupted good night’s sleep difficult.(Unsplash)

Menopause makes uninterrupted good night’s sleep difficult

Washington DC (USA) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Sleep disorders are one of the more common complaints during menopause, affecting 40% to 60% of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
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