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Health ministry highlights mental healthcare 2017

MentDoc -- 2018-07-28 13:04:16

The 2017 Act, which clearly defines mental illness, replaced the Mental Health Act 1987. Aimed at transforming the mental healthcare regime in the country, it is enacted to harmonize India’s laws with

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Technology providing a helping hand to those fighting with mental health issues

MentDoc -- 2018-07-28 12:59:27

A mental health chatbot, launched by Jo Aggarwal and her husband, Ramakant Vempati, in January this year. The artificial intelligence-driven chatbot is designed to help those struggling

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Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children

IANS -- 2018-07-28 12:58:48

"Notwithstanding anything contained in Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code, any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to have severe stress and

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Depression is the no. 1 cause of ill health and disability worldwide

Vineet Upadhyay| TNN -- 2018-07-28 12:54:47

It seems our world is an increasingly stressful place – and the numbers of people suffering from mental health issues are increasing as a result. While the anxieties of studying are having adverse effects on teens, the pressures of the workplace are impacting adults.

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Free mentally challenged persons kept in chains within 6 hrs: U’khand HC to govt

Vineet Upadhyay| TNN -- 2018-07-28 12:47:04

NAINITAL: In an unprecedented order meant to extend 'basic human dignity to the mentally challenged', Uttarakhand high court (HC) on Friday while hearing a PIL which cited TOI reports of mentally challenged people being kept tied in chains

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Health ministry notifies Mental Healthcare Act 2017, attempting suicide no longer a crime in India

MentDoc -- 2018-07-28 12:45:55

Attempting suicide is no longer a crime in India with the health ministry notifying on May 29 the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 that discriminalises it. The notification comes a year after the law was passed in Parliament.

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New Mental Health Care Act comes into force; central, state monitoring agencies in 9 months

Arun Sreenivasan,New Delhi -- 2018-07-28 12:44:03

The long-awaited Mental Health Care Act 2017, which came into force on May 29 following a health ministry notification, is expected to bring about a sea change in the country’s mental healthcare scene and empower millions of people suffering from psychological disorders

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