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Workplace Spirituality: Why & How it Works like a Charm

Workplace Spirituality: Why & How it Works like a Charm

When reading the slowly increasing bulk of research literature about the positive results of workplace spirituality – it is a...
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‘Always On’ work culture is affecting mental health of Indians

‘Always On’ work culture is affecting mental health of Indians

The growing ‘always on’ work culture has cost employees their mental health. And, it isn’t helping productivity either. “The underlying...
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Children Won’t Say They Have Anxiety, They Say ‘My Stomach Hurts!’

Children Won’t Say They Have Anxiety, They Say ‘My Stomach Hurts!’

As children grow and develop, they experience a number of emotional reactions that they know are different or even negative...
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Powerful Architectural Illustrations Visually Interpret Mental Illnesses

Powerful Architectural Illustrations Visually Interpret Mental Illnesses

Italian illustrator Federico Babina has turned his attention from movies stars and fairy tale characters to the deep emotions felt...
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The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens

The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens

At a lunchtime workshop at Princeton for overscheduled, underslept college students a few years ago, I was teaching a three-step...
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Getting mental health into the curriculum

Getting mental health into the curriculum

When one hears the word ‘curriculum’ in the context of mental health, it might seem bewildering. What could the contents...
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Mental health crisis in teens is being magnified by demise of creative subjects in school

Mental health crisis in teens is being magnified by demise of creative subjects in school

After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called...
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‘My Schizophrenia Is Not A Disease, It’s A Condition That Unlocks Worlds’

‘My Schizophrenia Is Not A Disease, It’s A Condition That Unlocks Worlds’

A day after my last instalment of ‘Second Thoughts’ was published, K wrote to me on an email address we...
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‘Mental health apps have gaps in information’

‘Mental health apps have gaps in information’

Mental health and well-being, often the subject of self-help books, is now the focus of apps by entrepreneurs identifying a...
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How to deal with a population ignorant of unwell mind

How to deal with a population ignorant of unwell mind

The state of mental health in India is worrying, and what is grave is the fact that the challenge is...
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Facing Discrimination While Advocating

Facing Discrimination While Advocating

I take my mental health advocacy very seriously. I know firsthand how important progress towards acceptance is. Unfortunately, I also...
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It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in the workplace

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in the workplace

By 2030, it is predicted that mental health problems will be the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Currently,...
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Teaching children to be resilient could be key to their future mental health

Teaching children to be resilient could be key to their future mental health

Poor mental health among young people is on the rise in the UK, while access to support and treatment remains...
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How TV has brought mental health issues into the light – and helped to banish stigma

How TV has brought mental health issues into the light – and helped to banish stigma

Chances are you know someone with depression; it affects some 300 million people around the world and suicide is the...
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Indian Schools Need Counsellors As Mental Illness Strikes Early In Children

Indian Schools Need Counsellors As Mental Illness Strikes Early In Children

Last year, Rishika (name changed), a 12-year-old student of a reputed school in the national capital, began feeling restless. She...
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NDDTC, AIIMS submits report “Magnitude of Substance use in India” to M/O Social Justice & Empowerment

NDDTC, AIIMS submits report “Magnitude of Substance use in India” to M/O Social Justice & Empowerment

National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi submitted its Report...
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That which does not kill us makes us stronger

That which does not kill us makes us stronger

Its just been a week since I am off my antidepressants. You read it right. I was on antidepressants from...
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Study: Lingering illnesses can trouble women for years after assault, workplace harassment

Study: Lingering illnesses can trouble women for years after assault, workplace harassment

Women can experience lingering health problems years after workplace sexual harassment or sexual assault, a new study finds. These health...
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How AI can help tackle mental health issues

How AI can help tackle mental health issues

A few years ago, toward the end of his life, my father battled severe depression. As a physician and professor,...
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Need for suicidal posts on social media to be addressed

Need for suicidal posts on social media to be addressed

Even as suicide rates in Malaysia remain murky, mental health practitioners are calling for more urgent action to prevent suicides....
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Mortality in Mental Disorders and Global Disease Burden Implications: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Mortality in Mental Disorders and Global Disease Burden Implications: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

IMPORTANCE Despite the potential importance of understanding excess mortality among people with mental disorders, no comprehensive meta-analyses have been conducted...
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5 Ways You’re Shaming Mental Illness And May Not Know It

5 Ways You’re Shaming Mental Illness And May Not Know It

The consequences of mental health stigma are extensive. It makes mental illness seem like a character flaw, which is totally...
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Burger King Releases Unhappy Meal Because No One Is Happy All The Time

Burger King Releases Unhappy Meal Because No One Is Happy All The Time

The new options, dubbed 'Real Meals', are inspired by a selection of different moods, including the Pissed Meal, Blue Meal,...
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India Is Facing Mental Health Crisis, But Most Political Parties Don’t Bother To Find Solution

India Is Facing Mental Health Crisis, But Most Political Parties Don’t Bother To Find Solution

Shhh... (followed by a long silence) This still is the immediate reaction of the majority of Indians when the topic...
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‘It can be a wonderful freeing moment’: opening up about mental health at work

‘It can be a wonderful freeing moment’: opening up about mental health at work

I would rather tell an employer I have excruciating period pain or terrible diarrhoea than say I need to take...
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#MyMannDay – I am still scared to be body shamed

#MyMannDay – I am still scared to be body shamed

I was body shamed in 5th Std by being called "Moti Maharani" because I used to be a little plump....
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#MyMannDay – Liberate: My OCD Fighter

#MyMannDay – Liberate: My OCD Fighter

I have had OCD since I was in the 8th grade. It did not come gradually- at least that's not...
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#MyMannDay – The ‘invisible’ disability

#MyMannDay – The ‘invisible’ disability

I am an adult with Asperger's. I was diagnosed at the age of 28. Till then it was one hell...
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#MyMannDay – Battle with Bullying

#MyMannDay – Battle with Bullying

Throughout my school life up until 7th grade I used to look like this. It made me feel good but...
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#MyMannDay – The importance of time in healing me

#MyMannDay – The importance of time in healing me

I was in 7th grade when I got the taste of real depression and loneliness for the first time. Due...
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#MyMannDay – Expressing feelings through words, always

#MyMannDay – Expressing feelings through words, always

After being sexually abused at the age of 14, life has not been easy in anyway shape or form. Generalized...
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#MyMannday – Fight for your lovely life, Fight for yourself

#MyMannday – Fight for your lovely life, Fight for yourself

Depression in LGBTQ community is usually rooted in discrimination and victimization from childhood & adolescence. Depression & Anxiety Disorder is...
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#MyMannDay – Counting Colours

#MyMannDay – Counting Colours

Art has always been a release for me- ever since I was a kid. I enjoyed the calm it would...
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#MyMannDay – Belief is magic! You are the magician!

#MyMannDay – Belief is magic! You are the magician!

Biting nails, revision after revision, and fear of not performing up to the mark! Phew, exam struggle is real! Back...
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#MyMannDay – Life is too small to squander it away!

#MyMannDay – Life is too small to squander it away!

Hi! Let's try and be brief here - sometime around when I was 20-21, I just disintegrated. It was horrible,...
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#MyMannDay – Face to Face with your Inner Strength

#MyMannDay – Face to Face with your Inner Strength

To be honest, it takes a lot of energy to accept and get out of that state where you are...
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#MyMannDay – Speak your ‘Art’ out!

#MyMannDay – Speak your ‘Art’ out!

I have had my own share of ups and downs just like every other person and I think I have...
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#MyMannDay – The environment around is what matters

#MyMannDay – The environment around is what matters

I was born in an era where talking about mental health issues was considered utter nonsense. People would call people...
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#MyMannDay – Whistling Words

#MyMannDay – Whistling Words

My poems are just the way I express my feelings. I am a very introvert person when it comes to...
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#MyMannDay – Voicing your thoughts!

#MyMannDay – Voicing your thoughts!

Suddenly I would start trembling, crying for no reason. I would just go numb, unable to speak or explain what...
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#MyMannDay – Talk it Out!

#MyMannDay – Talk it Out!

I have always felt that it’s okay for people to change with time and gradually adapt themselves to the situations...
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#MyMannDay – Allow yourself to Heal

#MyMannDay – Allow yourself to Heal

Personally, realising the triggers has been a battle. What affects me and why it affects me the way it does,...
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#MyMannDay – Poetic Expressions

#MyMannDay – Poetic Expressions

My poems are just the way I express my feelings. I am a very introvert person when it comes to...
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#MyMannDay – Colouring away stress!

#MyMannDay – Colouring away stress!

Starting on an absolute honest note, I am not sure what good mental health means, but I sure can think...
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Perk Me Up #14

Perk Me Up #14

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Perk Me Up #13

Perk Me Up #13

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Adam JK

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Adam JK

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Owlturd – Shen T

Owlturd – Shen T

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Perk Me Up #12

Perk Me Up #12

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Sarah Anderson

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Awkward Yeti

Awkward Yeti

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Gemma Correll

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Gemma Correll

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Gender-based colours in toys can spur harmful stereotypes

Gender-based colours in toys can spur harmful stereotypes

The colour discrimination in the toys can manipulate the idea of gender roles set by the society in children at a tender age. Once a child learns about a specific gender identity, their behaviour can be guided by the standards set as being appropriate for their specific sex.
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Mindfulness boosts student mental health during exams

Mindfulness boosts student mental health during exams

Cambridge University research shows technique helps to build resilience among undergraduates even in periods of high stress.
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Can food change your mood?

Can food change your mood?

The link between food and diabetes, heart disease and obesity is well known, but can what you eat also affect your mental wellbeing?
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Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Research shows hardiness is the key to the resiliency for not only surviving, but also thriving, under stress. Hardiness enhances performance, leadership, conduct, stamina, mood and both physical and mental health.
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Men: A Different Depression

Men: A Different Depression

Psychologists try to help men get help, open up.
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