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  • 72-yr-old-man sexually abuses mentally challenged minor girl in Odisha 2 days ago

    Balasore: A mentally-challenged minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 72-year-old relative of hers who has been absconding after the matter came to light. According to the FIR lodged by the girl's mother on September 28, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and also threatened her against talking...
  • Mentally-ill people seek peer support on YouTube 1 week ago

    London: YouTube has become a common platform to seek and provide peer support for people suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. "People with severe mental illness are now open about their illness experiences on a public social media website like YouTube," said lead study author John Naslund...
  • India's first national policy on mental health launched October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The union health ministry on Friday launched the country's first ever mental health policy to provide access to good quality treatment to mentally ill people with the focus on those living in poverty. The policy, launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, is backed up by the "Mental Health...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Psychiatrists ask PM Modi to launch awareness campaign on mental illness October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over an alarming rise in suicide cases in India, leading psychiatrists and mental health experts on Thursday made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to remove the social stigma associated with mental illnesses. India's demographic profile shows that it has the...
  • Living it Up: Mental illness is critically linked with diabetes September 28, 2014

    One of the banes of urban life, is the accompanying stress and anxiety resulting from various triggers. Depression, one of the most common mental illnesses is predicted to affict 20 per cent of the Indian population by 2020. ...
  • For traumatised Iraqi refugees, psychological aid first September 14, 2014

    Zakho: Fourteenyearold Yusra wipes away a tear before laying her head on the shoulder of aid worker Parzhin, after facing up to her fears and telling her story. Yusra and her Yazidi family were forced to seek refuge in Zakho, a town in northern Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, after fleeing a...
  • Watch: 'Confessions of a Teenager' is a short film that takes you inside the mind of a mentally ill man September 9, 2014

    A man has a secret he has kept from his girlfriend. His roommate advises him to tell her about it before she decides to move in with him. After several moments of self doubt, he calls her for an intimate dinner. Everything goes wrong from the moment he confesses about his...
  • Stigma bars mentally ill from seeking care September 7, 2014

    Washington: While stigma is one of the many factors that may influence care seeking, it is one that has profound effects for those who suffer from mental illness, says a study. The desire to avoid public stigma causes individuals to drop out of treatment or avoid it entirely for fear of...
  • 'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message from India to France September 5, 2014

    Washington: For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one...
  • Man arrested for raping mentally challenged girl June 9, 2014

    Namakkal: A man was on Monday arrested for allegedly raping an eightyearold mentally challenged girl here, police said. Ramesh had taken the girl to his house and allegedly raped her on Sunday night. The girl's mother lodged a complaint with police following which a case was registered under the Protection...
  • 'Crab mentality' of rivals hindering growth of north Bengal: Mamata Banerjee June 4, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that 'crab mentality' among political rivals was affecting growth and development of north Bengal which could be exploited for tourism because of its natural beauty. "There are several countries which thrive on tourism alone. We have so much natural beauty, but owing...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: Pilots' mental health a concern March 24, 2014

    Dallas: Reinforced doors with keypad entries. Body scanners and pat-downs. Elaborate crew maneuvers when a pilot has to use the restroom. All those tactics are designed to keep dangerous people out of the cockpit. But what if the pilot is the problem? With no answers yet in the disappearance of Malaysia...
  • Delhi govt files affidavit against Bhullar's death penalty February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing terror attack convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's death penalty. "The government is opposed to giving death penalty to Bhullar as he is suffering from mental illness," the affidavit read. The Delhi government added that the judgement...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • 30yearold mentally challenged son kills father with a brick January 6, 2014

    A mentally challenged son allegedlykilled his father by hitting him with a brick in Barauli area in Kanpur, thepolice said on Monday. A resident of Barauli, Shayam Manohar (55), who works asa carpenter, on Sunday, had a fight with his 30yearoldmentally challenged son Dipu.After the fight, Dipu left the house. Manohar...
  • Shyam Rajak booked for causing mental harassment to a Doordarshan employee December 6, 2013

    A case has been lodged against Bihar minister Shyam Rajak for mental harassment of a woman staff of a media organisation prompting the opposition on Friday to seek his resignation but the minister rubbished it as a "political conspiracy." An FIR has been lodged with Sashtri Nagar police station of the...
  • Bihar: Police tie, drag mentallychallenged man on the streets October 24, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a mentallychallenged and injured man was tied and then dragged mercilessly on the streets of Purnia in Bihar by some Government Railway Police officials. The man identified as 40yearold Gyanendra Choudhary, a native of Nepal, was injured while crossing the railway tracks and had been admitted to...
  • Five arrested for gangraping mentally challenged woman October 16, 2013

    Rajkot: A 20yearold mentally challenged woman was allegedly gangraped by six persons for three days, police said on Wednesday. The woman, living in Mafatiya Para area of the city with her parents, was missing since October 13. She was found in a dilapidated house near the area Tuesday, where she had...
  • UP man gets death sentence for rape, murder of mentally retarded minor girl October 2, 2013

    A local court on Tuesday handed down capital punishment to a man for the rape and murder of a mentallyretarded minor girl in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan early this year. The District and Sessions Judge pronounced the death sentence to Manoj Singh in less seven month of trial at Rajsamand district...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's lawyer Jethmalani says girl is mentally unstable September 16, 2013

    Jodhpur: Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who is defending self-proclaimed godman Asaram in a sexual assault case, on Monday said the minor girl is mentally unstable. Asaram is accused of allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in his Jodhpur ashram. Meanwhile, the judicial custody of Asaram has been extended for another 14...
  • Kerala: Mother held for injuring 9-month-old daughter September 12, 2013

    A 23-year-old woman has been arrested for injuring her nine-month-old baby girl by piercing a pen into the infant's private parts "to take revenge on her estranged partner." Police said the child was admitted to the SAT hospital in Thiruvananthapuram with heavy bleeding on August 24. Hospital authorities informed police as...
  • Two arrested for sexually exploiting mentally challenged girls September 5, 2013

    Jammu: Director of a shelter for mentally challenged children and a guard have been arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting five girl inmates of the home Jammu, police said on Thursday. "A director and a guard of a home for mentally-challenged children have been arrested on charges of sexually abusing five girl...
  • Ward boy, security guard rape 30-year-old mentally challenged woman; arrested September 2, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a ward boy and a security guard in the lift of a municipal hospital at Bhosari near Pune, police said on Monday. Both the accused have been arrested. The 30-year-old woman, who is also speech impaired, had been admitted...
  • New mental health care bill to decriminalise suicide August 21, 2013

    The new mental health care bill, which seeks to decriminalise suicide and makes access to affordable mental health care a right for all, was introduced in Rajya Sabha this week. For the first time in the history of criminal law reform in the country, Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 seeks to...
  • Man rapes mentally challenged teenage girl August 19, 2013

    A 13yearold mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Ghunghter area of the district, police said on Monday. The accused, Vijay Yadav, allegedly raped the girl on Sunday after luring her to a secluded place in the village, they said. On complaint of the victim's mother, police registered...
  • Unable to afford treatment, family chains mentally sick boy for 8 years August 8, 2013

    A 12yearold mentally challenged boy in Rajasthan has been fettered with chains and ropes in his house for eight years as the family cannot afford his treatment, his father said on Thursday. For all these years, Pankaj Meghwal, a resident of Sigada village near Mandawa town in Jhunjhunu district, some 200...
  • Ram Charan gets a new admirer in Salman Khan July 10, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is shooting for 'Mental' here, paid a visit to the sets of upcoming Telugu actiondrama 'Yevadu' here. He bonded with the film's lead actor Ram Charan Teja and even appreciated some of his dance moves. Salman visited the sets Tuesday. "Salman and Charan spent quality time...
  • Is Venkatesh keen to team up with Salman Khan? July 7, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati, who was recently seen bonding with Salman Khan here, reportedly wants to work with the Bollywood star in a Hindi film soon. While Venkatesh has been shooting for Telugu remake of 'Bol Bachchan' in Hyderabad, Salman is busy shooting for 'Mental' in the city. "Salman and Venkatesh...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Three cops arrested for gangrape July 4, 2013

    Shimla: Three policemen were arrested Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town for gangraping a 32yearold mentally challenged woman and daughter of a former police official, an official said. The accused took the victim to a house and allegedly raped her on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police RS Negi told IANS. Accused Man Singh,...