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The Mental Health Institute 2018 – Day 2

MUMBAI -- Day two of The Mental Health Institute was full of information and discussions. We started with a lecture by Dr. Kersi Chavda, psychiatrist, who covered multiple dimensions of adolescent mental health, focusing on depression, aggression the increasing rate of suicides in the country. He also discussed the Blue Whale issue which continues to take many lives around the world. Dr. Chavda stressed on the need for mental health professionals to focus...

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Why Should We Protect our Digital Identities?

The World Bank has defined Digital Identity as a collection of electronically captured and stored identity attributes that uniquely describe a person within a given context and are used for electronic transactions. Traditionally, a physical identity was assigned to an individual/entity in the form of ID-cards, ration cards, driver’s license, etc to facilitate movement of people, goods and services, funds and other resources. This ensured that an individual/ entity is who/what they claimed...

“Do I Look Good Enough in this Picture?” – Selfies, Social Media and Mental Health

'Selfitis' is not a real disease, but the mental health aspects surrounding selfies are not to be taken lightly.  Selfie, a word that made its way to become the word of the year in 2013, as described by the Oxford English Dictionary is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media” by the same. The obsession with self-portrait photographs...

Monitoring and Evaluation in Sustainability

Where do we stand in terms of sustainable goals in India? India has played an important role in shaping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has been effectively committed to achieving the SDGs. Government schemes and organisations have actively focused on the elimination of poverty, gender equality, climate change and resource mobilisation for SDGs. Further, special efforts have been made to restructure the federal governance structure of the country through cooperative and competitive federalism. State...

Law and Justice in the Digital Age

The massive scope of e-justice in today’s world.   Those who litigate in Courts say that litigation is a waste of time, money and paper. All three of these and the burden on Courts can be drastically reduced by making the entire procedure more technology friendly. The E-Courts Project, which was conceptualized on the basis of the National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary was submitted...

Photography as a Therapeutic Art Form

Sometimes it takes an external lens to see our insides more clearly.   By capturing an image, people can share their opinions, feelings, their imagination, frustration and interpretation of life. Photography is a medium of communication. It is a visual record which can help individuals document, reflect and revisit a journey. Photography can also be used as a tool for the healing and transformation of an individual, and this can be seen as a therapeutic...

Without a Song or Dance, What are We?

The medical world is slowly discovering the power of music as an intervention for people affected by Alzheimer’s. My grandmother was 85 when she began to forget. She couldn’t remember my name, never knew where she was, and barely recognised her own husband even when he sat right in front of her. But when we were at the piano, and I played Somewhere Over the Rainbow, she knew all the words. Our healthcare systems imagine human...

AI and the Future of Psychotherapy

What do we have in store for us? Can a Chatbot or Freud app fully replace a therapist? As of today, No. It seems plausible that the future of psychotherapy involves significant advancements in AI which will have a profound influence on psychological practice with systems that will administer evidence-based and very effective treatments to clients. Although the application of AI technologies in the mental health care field is filled with the potential to...

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