Explained: India’s new National Suicide Prevention Strategy

By Pallavi Pratibha On 21 November 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – aimed at suicide prevention as a public health priority.  It sets the stage for facilitation and coordination of efforts of all relevant sectors and stakeholders. The strategy document also enlists its goals and objectives, action framework, implementation framework and mechanism. The strategy aims to … Continue reading Explained: India’s new National Suicide Prevention Strategy

World Mental Health Day: Implementing Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

By: Rishabh Shrivastava In 2017, India got one of the most progressive and landmark law – The Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA). It was for the first time that policymakers guaranteed a rights-based approach to mental health issues in the country. Not only this, for the first time, it very specifically provided for crucial rights of people with mental conditions like the right to information, right … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Implementing Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Workplace harassment: Sensitization on PoSH act isn’t a priority for government institutes, shows RTI reply

By Anushka Pardikar Workplaces in India continue to be biased, misogynistic and unsafe for women. After the pandemic introduced work from home model, the issues of harassment and bullying have become furthermore complicated. The organizations and experts working on issues of safety at workplaces have reported an increase in the number of harassment incidents that women employees continue to face. All of this is despite … Continue reading Workplace harassment: Sensitization on PoSH act isn’t a priority for government institutes, shows RTI reply

What are 5 key messages from WHO’s recent and largest review of global mental health?

By Anushka Pardikar It was in 2001 that the World Health Organisation (WHO) published the preceding World Health Report titled Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope. The 2001 report laid bare the impending crisis that the world was likely to set into considering the enormous public health and socio-economic impact of mental health illnesses. According to the report, the gravity of the crisis coupled with … Continue reading What are 5 key messages from WHO’s recent and largest review of global mental health?

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the dystopian social media carnival

By Mehak Bajpai The verdict is in. A US jury on Wednesday ruled that Johnny Depp was defamed by Amber Heard through her op-ed in the Washington Post titled “I spoke up against sexual violence, and faced our culture’s wrath.” Depp had also alleged that the op-ed made him lose significant movie roles and be ostracised in Hollywood. He claimed that his children and other … Continue reading Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the dystopian social media carnival

Social Media and Mental Health: The debate is ignoring the realities of the developing world

By Dr. Ameya Bondre With the recent marriages of Microsoft and Facebook to ‘metaverse’ (“virtual reality + digital second life”), we are now on the verge of always being online and enter the mind of a computer. With the existing toll on mental health due to our parallel digital lives, what would this lead to? A mental health catastrophe, as suggested by a coalition of global scholars to ‘Meta’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Science and … Continue reading Social Media and Mental Health: The debate is ignoring the realities of the developing world

What is COVID Legal Support Network by The Analysis?

Second wave of Coronavirus in India has wreaked complete havoc. From overwhelmed public health systems to sinking economy, this is turning out to be the largest crisis in the history of humankind. One of the most significant impacts of this crisis has been on the families who are losing their loved ones to this virus. People are bereaved, losing jobs, unhealthy and are in acute … Continue reading What is COVID Legal Support Network by The Analysis?