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Random Forays: Mental health should be a focus area

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
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)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Atray

Binge-watching, video chats till dawn: Coronavirus lockdown anxieties take toll on sleep cycle

As India navigates the ninth week of the nationwide lockdown that pushed millions of people into the confines of their homes, distress and anxiety are on the rise, manifesting primarily in the form of sleep disorders.
Binge-watching till dawn, playing endless online games, video chats until the sun rises or simply staring into darkness while everyone around is in deep slumber… wakeful nights are no longer about once in a while but too often for comfort.(Unsplash)
Binge-watching till dawn, playing endless online games, video chats until the sun rises or simply staring into darkness while everyone around is in deep slumber… wakeful nights are no longer about once in a while but too often for comfort.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 27, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Scared of staying single, losing your phone? A look at new-age stressors

Plus, what you can do to help yourself and others.
(HT Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
(HT Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Published on Dec 07, 2019 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Puneeta Mahadevia

Why young boys should not be told to ‘man up’ | Analysis

Tell boys that being gentle or emotionally engaged isn’t a weakness, and help them before toxic attitudes solidify
Asking for help, demonstrating caring behaviour towards themselves and others are undermined by social attitudes that encourage the concept of the alpha male(Shutterstock)
Asking for help, demonstrating caring behaviour towards themselves and others are undermined by social attitudes that encourage the concept of the alpha male(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 06:22 AM IST
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By Vedika Sharma

Student jumps in front of train after mother scolds him

The 18-year-old student was saved in the nick of time as the alert train driver Madivalappa applied sudden brake and he escaped getting run over, police said.
Chided by his mother for going late to school, a 10th standard student allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train here Friday, police said.(Hindustan Times)
Chided by his mother for going late to school, a 10th standard student allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train here Friday, police said.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Thane hospital lets families of mentally-ill patients check in too

As part of a new initiative, the hospital has converted an entire ward into residential quarters, where families of patients with severe mental illnesses stay
An official at the hospital said for now, the hospital is only asking relatives of patients with severe mental illnesses to move in.(HT FILE)
An official at the hospital said for now, the hospital is only asking relatives of patients with severe mental illnesses to move in.(HT FILE)
Published on Nov 05, 2018 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
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