India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020. India is home to an estimated 57 million people (18 percent of the global estimate) who are affected by depression as per World Health Organization. The ratio of youth suffering from mental health is increasing year on year. Several Studies and research have shown a steady rise in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders among the youngsters. The younger generation faces a unique dilemma today. They face isolation despite many social media friends. The stress of performance in education, work, is taking a toll on the mental health of youth. Dr. Ekta Soni, Senior Consultant, Psychology from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals shares some quick stress management tips: 1) Indulge in regular physical activity: Physical activity is the best way to let go of stress. Any form of physical activity be it brisk walking, running, high intensity workouts, Power yoga, Aerobics, … [Read more...] about Mental health experts share tips on stress management
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Our country is feeling the burden of mental health disorders and even the young are not safe. Mental health experts are sharing that kids as young as 5 undergo stress and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder sow their seeds by the age of 14. Timely action can obviously help treat these symptoms and prevent them from mushrooming into something big and dangerous. A child spends a lot of time in school but the schools are not ready to handle the mental health crisis. According to Dr Pervin Dadachandji, senior consultant, child psychiatry, Narayana Health SRCC Children's Hospital, "A majority of schools rely on counselors who are completely inundated - I have had cases where parents come to me and tell me that their child visits the counselor once in three weeks because there are so many cases he is handling. This is what makes it important for the teachers to step in. Along with teachers, even senior class kids should be trained in basic counseling skills." Early … [Read more...] about Most mental illnesses begin by age 14!
Email By Rhiannon Shine Posted December 08, 2019 09:25:54 Photo: Donna Anderson says losing her sons is not something she would wish upon anybody. (ABC News: Rhiannon Shine) Map: Perth 6000 It was "a tsunami" of grief Donna Anderson never saw coming.The suicide of one of her son's friends marked the start of a series of events that would eventually rob her of two boys.Ms Anderson's 17-year-old son Jake was "driven, a high achiever, kind and funny"."He was social, never any real trouble, an excellent hockey player and had a vision of joining the Navy to become a medic," she said.Jake was accepted into the Australian Navy in 2015 and was posted to HMAS Penguin in Sydney.The following year he returned home for a funeral after one of his mates took his own life.Within a week Jake had done the same. If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline on 13 11 14Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978Suicide Call Back … [Read more...] about When a spate of suicides hit the Mandurah community, the Peel Health Hub was set up in response
As Africa gears toward realization of its economic development goals, its partnership with China remains critical, say experts, scholars and government officials from both parties. More than 300 participants gathered at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Dec 6-7, 2019 to deliberate on how Africa and China can jointly promote sustainable development, reiterated their committed to enhancing the two parties' partnership. African leaders acknowledged that China can play a critical role in helping the continent to realize its United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and agenda 2063, a 50- year development blueprint of the African Union. Chinese officials pledged China's continued support towards- enabling Africa to realize its development agendas. Arkebe Oqubay, the senior minister and adviser to the Ethiopian prime minister, refuted the narrative by the Western world that China is trying to colonize Africa. "China is a country that has … [Read more...] about Partnership with China key for Africa to realize development goals
By Clare Wilson Journalists can’t seem to resist headlines claiming that smartphone screens are ruining children’s lives, but the evidence backing them up is slim at best Know any teenagers? Chances are they will have a phone on them – and that is a big mental health problem. At least, that is the impression you get from recent headlines saying that one in four teens are addicted to smartphones. The paper also found that those with problematic use were three times more likely to report feeling depressed, anxious or that they weren’t getting enough sleep. The narrative is irresistible: smartphones are giving our children mental health issues. But it is debatable whether anyone can be addicted to their phone – or to using the internet or playing computer games. Some researchers say it is possible, while others say it is meaningless to use the term addiction in this context. The new paper, which is a summary of 41 previous studies of phone use, … [Read more...] about No, teenagers aren’t addicted to smartphones