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GoI issues rules to manage Mental Illness amid COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines to manage mental illness during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines will help protect vulnerable patients and frontline health care workers. This is being done to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure and protect patients against psychiatric disorders. Highlights The guidelines were issued based on the recommendation of Indian ..

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October 10: World Mental Health Day

Every year, the World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10. The day was first initiated by World Federation for Mental Health. The day is marked by several International organisations spread all over the world. In some countries like Australia, the day is a part of Mental Health Week. Highlights According to WHO, mental ..

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First Anniversary of Fit India Movement: PM Modi releases Age appropriate Fitness Protocols

On September 24, 2020, Fit India Dialogue was held virtually. PM Modi addressed the dialogue and released the “Age appropriate Fitness Protocols” marking the first anniversary of Fit India Movement. Highlights During the dialogue, the prime minister interacted with actor Milind Soman, cricketer Virat Kohli. They shared their fitness experiences with the Prime Minister. According ..

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‘Manodarpan’ Initiative for Mental Health Awareness to be launched

The Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Secretaries of the Department of Higher Education and the School Education and Literacy will launch the mental health awareness initiative, Manodarpan, as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan of the Prime Minister. This initiative has the objective of providing psycho-social support to the students for their mental ..

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World Autism Day observed on April 2nd

The World Autism Day was observed on April 2nd amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The theme for 2020 is ‘Transition to Adulthood’. Autism Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the nervous system and the brain. Though its exact cause is unknown, autism is supposed to be caused by a combination of environmental and ..

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