Excellent campaign by CHILDLINE INDIA. The film delineates the concept of safe and unsafe touch, so that children can be better equipped to protect themselves and take help from trusted adults if ever caught in a similar situation.
Psychiatrists are not the only ones who can "fix-it-all". Have you tried Psychotherapy instead?
Excellent article & a powerful reminder of what is missing in our perception of mental health & illness.
New research promises a blood test to predict suicide risk
Medical breakthrough or oversimplification?
Biology cannot be destiny
Scientists at Indiana University in the US claim to have pinpointed a molecule in the bloodstream that identifies people intent on taking their own life. They claim that raised levels of this biomarker can predict and thereby prevent suicide attempts.
“Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people's reaction to my trying to commit suicide.”
― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
Decriminalizing suicide- about time...
NEW DELHI: A Bill has been introduced in the Rajya Sabha to decriminalize suicide.
The mental health care bill, 2013, aims at making access to affordable mental healthcare a right for all and seeks to decriminalize acts of suicide, linking it to the state of mental health of the person attempting the act.
Finally- A law that allows adults to make an "advance directive" or decide on a course of action regarding how they wish to be treated in case they develop a mental ailment and one which ensures that all insurance companies will have to make provisions for medical insurance for treatment of mental illness as is the case with a physical ailment.
NEW DELHI: A legislation to protect rights of persons with mental illness and ensure people with such disabilities are treated humanely by banning practices like tonsuring or chaining of patients was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Monday.