FE Mental Health Series | ‘Therapy is expensive and finding the right therapist is even more challenging’ – Healthcare News

FE Mental Health Series | ‘Therapy is expensive and finding the right therapist is even more challenging’ – Healthcare News

29-year-old Rishika* is feeling better now. However, she believes there is always a scope of improvement. “…periodic fine-tuning is always needed,” she told Financial Express.com. Rishika* decided to go for therapy when she realised some unresolved mental roadblocks is affecting her life. “I decided to go for therapy when I found myself thinking about things … Read more

FE Mental Health Series | How apps are changing consultation landscape amid drought of experts in India – Healthcare News

FE Mental Health Series | How apps are changing consultation landscape amid drought of experts in India – Healthcare News

In recent years, there have been tremendous advancements in the healthcare industry. From telemedicine to wearable sensors, these developments have played a crucial role in prompt medical intervention and improved patient outcomes. But what has been the impact on the segment of mental health? The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains that one in eight people … Read more

FE Mental Health Series | India’s troubled minds! How land of 140 crore faces severe shortage of mental health experts – News Healthcare

FE Mental Health Series | India’s troubled minds! How land of 140 crore faces severe shortage of mental health experts – News Healthcare

Mental health involves emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health plays a crucial role in how we think, feel, and act, and it also helps in determining how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. However, the status of mental health continues to deteriorate globally. A 2023 study published in The Lancet Psychiatry … Read more

Mental health in India: Community-based interventions as the answer to India’s mental health burden

Mental health in India: Community-based interventions as the answer to India’s mental health burden

Addressing the challenges of healthcare in a country as diverse and vast as India is a difficult feat, setting aside the stigma and social and structural barriers that prevent people experiencing mental health problems from seeking care. the National Mental Health Survey (2015-16) estimates that about 150 million Indians require mental health interventions and there … Read more

Mental health in India: A perspective

Mental health in India: A perspective

Mental disorders are now among the leading causes of health burden worldwide, with no evidence of global reduction since 1990. In 2017, an estimate of the burden of mental health conditions for Indian states revealed that up to 197.3 million people required care for mental health problems. This included about 45.7 million people with depressive … Read more

Combating the mental health crisis in India

Combating the mental health crisis in India

Good mental health is essential for holistic well-being from the people. Mental illnesses contribute 18.5 percent of the global burden of disease, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and neuropsychiatric disorders. India shares a disproportionate component of this burden with 56 million cases of depression, 43 million anxiety disorders in addition to the world’s highest rate of … Read more

Mental healthcare in India – the way forward

Mental healthcare in India – the way forward

The The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a global catastrophe that no country was prepared for, least of all India. Shutdowns, rising unemployment, loss of housing, overburdened medical infrastructure, and a dearth of proven strategies to curb this pandemic, among other disruptions, have had a significant impact on all aspects of human life across … Read more