Category: Mental Health

  • 5 mental health NGOs in India helping the poor and marginalized

    5 mental health NGOs in India helping the poor and marginalized

    THE world around us is undergoing rapid changes, from extreme weather conditions to increasing unemployment in marginalized communities. For the poor and underprivileged, when life comes crashing down, the consequences are difficult to cope with. But this is made worse by the lack of support and assistance to overcome severe psychological or psychiatric struggles caused…

  • Ashadeep: a mental health NGO that rescues and restores

    Ashadeep: a mental health NGO that rescues and restores

    SOME unsung heroes work tirelessly to bring light to the lives of those hidden in the shadows. Dr. Anjana Goswami and her husband Mukul are such heroes who, four decades ago, embarked on a journey to rescue mentally ill homeless individuals, particularly women, from the harsh streets. Their mental health NGO called Ashadeep has been…

  • Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development: a mental health NGO making a difference

    Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development: a mental health NGO making a difference

    IN Ghaziabad located in Uttar Pradesh, an extraordinary mental health NGO has been silently but effectively working to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and women. Empowering Minds Society for Research and Development was founded in 2009 with a resolute mission to empower and uplift marginalized communities by focusing on education, mental…

  • World Mental Health Day: how donating to fundraisers can help others

    World Mental Health Day: how donating to fundraisers can help others

    DONATING to fundraisers by mental health NGOs provide people with opportunities to raise awareness about mental health issues in India and encourage support for mental health advocacy, education and treatment. Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being and discussions surrounding it have become increasingly prevalent in various parts of the world, including India. …

  • 5 ways to improve your mental health

    5 ways to improve your mental health

    MENTAL health is an essential component of overall well-being, yet it often takes a backseat in our busy lives. Neglecting your mental health can lead to a range of issues, from stress and anxiety to depression and more serious conditions. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prioritize and improve your mental well-being. In…

  • World Mental Health Day: how crowdfunding in India can help people in need

    World Mental Health Day: how crowdfunding in India can help people in need

    WORLD Mental Health Day gives people and NGOs opportunities to raise awareness on mental health issues and make the effort, especially through crowdfunding in India, to address mental health challenges in a country of over a billion people. As the stigma surrounding mental health gradually dissipates, various organizations and individuals are coming together to support…

  • Why mental health NGO fundraisers are important

    Why mental health NGO fundraisers are important

    IN recent years, mental health NGO fundraisers have gained momentum, shedding light on the significance of addressing this often-overlooked aspect of human well-being. Mental health NGOs have emerged as crucial players in this arena, working tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of individuals facing mental health challenges. The organizations running these fundraisers play an essential role…

  • International Yoga Day: Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being

    International Yoga Day: Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being

    International Yoga Day, celebrated on June 21st every year, is a global event that highlights the ancient practice of yoga and its numerous benefits for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Yoga, a holistic discipline that originated in the ancient Indian subcontinent, has gained immense popularity worldwide due to its ability to promote mental health and…

  • Ashadeep: Rescuing mentally disabled from streets

    Ashadeep: Rescuing mentally disabled from streets

    PEOPLE who live on the streets without a place to call home are deprived of one of life’s most basic necessities – shelter. Over 1.77 million homeless people in India are susceptible to harmful conditions such as disease, starvation, accidents, abuse and sexual exploitation. But add the mentally disabled to this situation, and the suffering…

  • 10 NGOs tackling mental health issues in India

    10 NGOs tackling mental health issues in India

    MENTAL healthcare is the legal right of every Indian under the law. But the state of mental health infrastructure in India is inadequate. According to the 2016 National Mental Health Survey by the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), there is hardly one psychiatrist per 100,000 people in India. This is extremely…

  • 10 NGOs helping the mentally challenged in India

    10 NGOs helping the mentally challenged in India

    ACCORDING to the National Mental Health Survey (NMHS), 2015-16, around 150 million Indians live with mental health issues, yet 83% of them do not have access to necessary care. The mentally challenged are often prevented from participating fully in society because of social barriers, stigma and discrimination and, in some cases, even abandoned by their…

  • 6 NGOs tackling mental health issues head-on

    6 NGOs tackling mental health issues head-on

    THE pandemic left deep mental scars. Isolation, loneliness, grief, domestic violence, general anxiety, professional burnout, and post-traumatic stress became part of the health crisis. Covid-19 hit a double blow – both to the body and mind. While physicians and health experts carefully document its effect on the human body, the psycho-social effects on mental health…

  • 10 mental fitness tips while the pandemic rages

    MENTAL health in India needs serious attention according to the World Health Organisation – and alarmingly it is the youth that seem to be the worst hit. A 2018 Lancet report claims that suicide is the leading cause of death in the 15-39 age group in India. With a raging pandemic creating fear and despair, it…

  • Depression: A Threat To Be Reckoned With

    Back in the 14th century, an outcast was someone excluded from society for committing a crime or breaking the law. An outcast was someone like Robin Hood, he was celebrated. However, the definition underwent a drastic change by the time we got to the 21st century. Now an outcast is a depressed person, lurking in the…

  • Why Do We Need To Talk More About Mental Health?

    India in its pursuit of a healthier society, has with time, done away with a lot of customs and traditions which were no longer serving its people. Our constitution strictly forbids all kinds of discrimination on the grounds of caste, creed, religion, and gender. More of our girl children are now receiving an education at…