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Abhinav Bindra, Deepika Padukone and other personalities on importance of mental health

Deepika Padukone with tennis legend Roger Federer
Many celebrities and famous sports personalities have opened up about their mental struggle with depression over the years. This has led to a positive attitude towards dealing with mental health. Therapy is no longer as stigmatized as it used to be, and fans of such personalities are becoming more aware of mental health issues. They are also becoming increasingly...

5 tips to take better care of your mental health this New Year.

Mental Health New Year resolution
2020 has been a year full of unprecedented challenges. This year has challenged most people to face their vulnerabilities, pushed them to go beyond their comfort zones and strikingly uncertain. Accordingly, taking care of your mental health and wellness is important now more than ever.  Why is it important to take care of your Mental Health? Analogous to physical health, your...

How can playing video games lead to better mental health?

A recent study by Oxford University found that playing video games help in improving mental health. (Source: MensXP.com)
The lockdown saw many industries go remote and many recreational activities coming to a halt. Cinemas, sports and other venues of entertainment were also shut, rendering many people bored. However, gaming and esports were among the very few industries that saw an uptake. Contrary to popular belief that gaming causes addiction or disorders affecting the mood, many saw mental health...

ISL: Bengaluru FC launch mental health care programme for team

Bengaluru FC
Bengaluru FC on Saturday announced the launch of 'Care Around The Corner' - the ISL club's programme to raise awareness on mental health and provide the players and staff with on-call professional help through the season. The launch coincided with the World Mental Health Day. The programme entails bringing on board a professional mental health expert who will conduct...

World Mental Health Day 2020: Theme, history and importance of this day

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th. The theme for 2020 focuses on increased investment on mental health. (Source: GoCo)
Mental health has been a health concern for many during the lockdown. Due to work from home culture and isolation to prevent spread of the coronavirus, there was a rise in mental health issues. In order to bring more awareness to mental illnesses and the impact of mental health on our overall lifestyle, World Mental Health Day is celebrated...

How taking a break will do wonders for your mental health

Mental health is an important issue that received more attention during the lockdown. Here, we talk about how taking a break will help you in many ways.
It is challenging to lead a healthy balanced life in the fast-paced world we are living in. Even if you are an athlete, a student, an entrepreneur, a house maker, an employee or an actor managing your work, the companionship of family and friends might  seem to fade away. In this everyday hustle and bustle - self-care, relaxation and...

The top 4 factors that have an impact on your mental health

Mental health (Source- JHU HUB)
Mental health has received considerable importance in recent years. It has been an important subject when it comes to overall well being. India has seen increased access to mental health discussions due to celebrities opening up about such issues. People have turned to non-profit organisations that provide free services for those who can’t afford therapy. However, many don’t realise the...

Not all stress is bad for your mental health – Here is how

Positive aspects of stress
Stress is almost always shown in a negative light, especially in today’s urban, fast-paced lifestyle. However, stress plays a major role in a positive as well as negative manner. Eustress: the lesser-known kind of stress that plays an important role in a person’s productivity and the mood is the positive kind of stress that is talked about very little. Stress...

“Chess associations should host mental health programmes” – Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan (Source- Soumya Swaminathan:Facebook)
The outbreak of COVID-19 across the world has brought several changes in the way of our life. Sports, overall have come to a standstill, with most big tournaments from the English Premier League, the Olympics, IPL has been either shelved or delayed. However, while these sports had to face the wrath of the pandemic, chess found its way to carry on through...

How mental health can be improved by staying at home

Mental health
Depression is an epidemic that has existed for many years across the world. Therapy and other forms of treatments for depression are slowly becoming more approachable as many famous personalities are opening up regarding it and trying to eradicate the stigma associated. Lockdown has taken a toll on people already suffering from mental health issues as well as those...