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October 10: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 to raise global awareness about mental health problems across the world. Key facts World Mental Health Day is observed every year to increase international awareness about the mental health and related issues. The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) sets unique theme for this day every ..

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Sarthak

NIMHANS and HelpAge India are jointly implementing Sarthak to ensure mental well-being of elderly. Key facts Sarthak is a community-based initiative that provides nurses, healthcare workers and volunteers training on geriatric mental health. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) and an NGO named HelpAge India are collaborating to implement this initiative. Under ..

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WHO, ILO global guidelines on mental health

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have jointly issued guidelines to address mental health issues faced by global workforce. Key facts The guidelines called for addressing the threat to mental health issues among the workforce like high work burden and negative behaviours. Depression and anxiety account for 12 billion lost ..

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TreadWill: IIT Kanpur develops online tool to help people deal with mental health issues

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has developed TreadWill, an online tool to help people cope with issues related to mental health. The tool was developed by team with collaborative support from Computer Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences, HSS (Psychology) departments. TreadWill It is website designed to help people deal with stress, ..

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