Mental health Current Affairs, GK & News

October 10: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was observed across the world on October 10, 2021 with the objective of raising awareness on mental health issues. Key Points The day is observed to gain support on initiatives related to mental health and well-being. This year, world mental health is more significant because Covid-19 has majorly impacted the mental ..

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Health Minister releases ‘The State of the World’s Children 2021’

Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, released a report titled “The State of the World’s Children 2021: On My Mind: promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health” on October 5, 2021 in New Delhi. The state of World’s Children 2021 report is UNICEF’s global flagship publication. Key Points The report highlights the significant impact of ..

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Indo-US Health Dialogue 2021- Highlights

4th session of the Indo-US Health Dialogue 2021 was inaugurated on September 27, 2021. This session is being hosted by India. Key Points During the session, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar, articulated mutual solidarity and relentless support between India and the United States (US) during Covid-19 pandemic. Indo-US ..

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What is SAMVEDNA?

SAMVEDNA is Sensitizing Action on Mental Health Vulnerability through Emotional Development and Necessary Acceptance. It a toll-free helpline through which children affected during COVID-19 pandemic are provided counselling. About SAMVEDNA The main objective of SAMVEDNA is to provide psychological first aid and emotional support to the COVID-19 affected children The tele-counselling is provided by the ..

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MANAS Application launched

The Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India recently launched a mobile application to promote the mental wellbeing of the people of India. It is called the MANAS App. About the MANAS App MANAS stands for Mental Health and Normalcy Augmentation System. It is a comprehensive and national digital wellbeing platform. The MANAS integrates indigenous ..

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