According to WHO estimates, there are approximately 63 million people in India who are suffering from hearing impairment. Communication barriers can cause social isolation, exclusion, and discrimination,
Tag: Mental Health
Learn! Why is mental health a priority for action on climate change?
New WHO policy brief highlights actions for countries Climate change: A serious risk to mental health and well-being New Delhi/ Geneva 3 June 2022: Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference. The Organization is therefore urging countries to include mental…… Continue reading Learn! Why is mental health a priority for action on climate change?
Study finds mental illness may have an unusual evolutionary basis
New Delhi, Oct 28: A new study has found that the common syndromes of severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction, may have an unusual evolutionary basis. The constant prevalence of mental illness across the history of the human species suggests a Darwinian paradox. Despite causing significant disease, there…… Continue reading Study finds mental illness may have an unusual evolutionary basis
WHO report highlights global shortfall in investment in mental health
The world misses most 2020 mental health targets; extension of WHO Mental Health Action Plan to 2030 provides a new opportunity for progress COVID-19 highlighted the need for mental health support. New Delhi/Geneva, 10th October 2021: The World Health Organization’s new Mental Health Atlas paints a disappointing picture of a worldwide failure to provide people…… Continue reading WHO report highlights global shortfall in investment in mental health
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in young people aged 15-29.
FIFA launches Reach Out campaign for better mental health #Depression affects more than 260 million people in the world while around half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by age 14. Geneva 2 August 2021: FIFA has launched #ReachOut, a campaign designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of mental health conditions, encourage people to seek…… Continue reading Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in young people aged 15-29.
Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma – Study
In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health (USA) address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. In the article “Choosing Appropriate Language to Reduce the…… Continue reading Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma – Study
More than 1.5 million children around the world lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths is critical for pediatric mental health, authors note. More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to COVID-19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic, according to…… Continue reading More than 1.5 million children around the world lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Study kindles new hope for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease
A new study may open the way for Parkinson’s treatment New Delhi, March 10: Efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease is expected to get a big boost with researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras finding that energy deficiency in certain cells in the human brain could be a major cause for the…… Continue reading Study kindles new hope for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease
One in four people projected to have hearing problems by 2050: WHO
Hearing technology, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, when accompanied by appropriate support services and rehabilitative therapy are effective and cost-effective and can benefit children and adults alike.
Let difficulties know that you are too difficult to be broken
“Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you but to help you release the hidden potential and power”. This quote by the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, a scientist and the 11th President of India, is the dictum for nurse Divya Sojan, who during the 11 years of her nursing career, has battled…… Continue reading Let difficulties know that you are too difficult to be broken
World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October
Geneva, Switzerland, 1 October 2020: On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic under-investment in mental health …… Continue reading World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October
WHO and UNICEF recommit to accelerating health and well-being at all ages
The two organizations collaborated to provide high-impact health, immunization, nutrition, HIV and early child development interventions, as well as safe water and sanitation services in every region of the world, including in fragile and conflict settings.
World Mental Health Day: An opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment in mental health
Geneva, 27 August 2020 – Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around…… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: An opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment in mental health
Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments
NIH-funded study identifies receptor as possible target for treating anhedonia brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia Bethesda, Maryland (USA) March 30, 2020 • A first-of-its-kind trial has demonstrated that a receptor involved in the brain’s reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia (or lack of pleasure), a…… Continue reading Fast-Fail Trial Shows New Approach to Identifying Brain Targets for Clinical Treatments
CCMB plans to initiate studies on mental health genomics
CCMB plans studies on mental health genomics. Many mental disorders are caused by a combination of biological, psychological, environmental and genetic factors.
World Mental Health Day : Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.
World Mental Health Day is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health New Delhi, 09th October 2019. This year’s World Mental Health Day 2019 is supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and United for Global Mental Health. For the occasion of World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, WHO is releasing…… Continue reading World Mental Health Day : Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.