Researchers have identified social distancing-friendly approaches to addressing loneliness during Covid-19, particularly for the elderly in nursing homes.
The number of people taking their own lives in Japan rose for the first time in over a decade last year as the pandemic reversed years of progress in combatting a stubbornly high suicide rate.
Covid-19 survivors with no previous psychiatric history have high rates of psychiatric disorders, dementia, anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to the latest study.
Kashmiris were already under lockdown for over six months before the pandemic started, and it is now triggering a mental health crisis.
Common belief "is that people with mental health conditions are bewitched, or possessed or have sinned, and as a result, they have a condition," says Kriti Sharma, senior disability rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.
The shooting has raised new questions about how police deal with people with mental health issues amid nationwide calls for police reform.
From fear of being judged by society, to financial reasons, some are afraid of sharing Covid-19 test results.
Academic, social and mental health consequences are worrying, while e-learning has likely exacerbated inequality. But shutdown might have also brought about increased independence and family benefits for children too.
The 34-year-old’s suicide sent shockwaves across Bollywood and beyond, sparking calls for mental illness to be taken more seriously.
Sport can play a large role in the recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, and has proven its worth in the past.
Already considered an epidemic before India’s revocation of regional autonomy, Kashmiris have been plunged into another crisis affecting their psychiatric health.
In a country with low awareness of mental health issues, one man is using art to help patients recover.
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