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Ed-Innovate I Innovate to Include

Educational Innovations Series #2 (This article is a part of the Educational Innovation series, by Pukhraj Ranjan, which explores global innovations that are helping solve critical issues in K12 education with the hope to spread it to the Indian education landscape and beyond.) “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” — Muslim Origin As an Indian growing up, I have heard the phrase "unity in diversity" a million times. However, I am often surprised by the absence...

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War and Menstruation

Often, the deepest casualties of war are the ones that don’t find words. Silenced, we believe they don’t exist, as they surreptitiously mock human rights, etching stains forever. Menstruation. Imagine your fifteen year old self (yes, men too). Idealism, passion and dreams of the future. You were probably studying in a school, with fans at least and single gender bathrooms, with latches and running water. You probably had a group of friends and evenings...

Mental Health And Sports

Throwing light on the challenges and anxieties sports persons go through. The mental health awareness month in May 2018 saw some large sports personalities open up about their mental health struggles over the course of their career. Sports giants like Olympic Gold-medallist swimmer- Micheal Phelps, NBA legend- Jerry West, NFL player- Brandon Marshall have shared their stories and have thus started the slow and steady process of destigmatizing mental illness in sports. Behind the success...

Academic Stress in Students

Cues to ensure and assure a stress-free academic environment for students.   School education is a very important part of an individual’s life and is also a turning point in their academic life. At this stage, the academic performance of a student plays a crucial role in deciding the next stage of their education, which in turn shapes their career. An excess of academic stress during this stage can result in adverse effects that are...

How inclusive of Trans Persons is the Mental Health Care Act of 2017?

First published at NewsnViews. “Sex is what you are born with, gender is what you recognize and sexuality is what you discover.” Being trapped inside a body that doesn’t feel like your own, experiencing gender and sexuality in a completely different manner from what is expected of you, and the constant fear of being ridiculed, discriminated and outcasted from society — the life of a trans person in India is no less than a daily battle...

The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Its key features and challenges. The Mental Healthcare Act which was passed on 7th April, 2017 seeks to replace the Mental Health Act, 1987. The 1987 Act failed to acknowledge the agency of those with mental illnesses and adequately safeguard their rights. Initially introduced in the Parliament in August, 2013, the bill was finally passed last April. The Act mainly aims to protect the rights of persons with mental illnesses and promote and provide mental...

The Need for School Mental Health

Nurturing and sustaining a healthy future. The youth of today spend more time in schools than they do anywhere else except their homes. This makes the school one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health problems and illnesses. The mission of school mental health programmes is to promote healthy social, emotional and behavioural development of the students. Health concerns must be addressed in schools itself...

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...

Workplace Mental Health is Important

Let’s talk about the silent boss in your head. In today’s day and age, mental illness is the leading cause of long-term absence at the workplace in most developed countries. Poor mental health causes over 70 million working days to be lost every year (UK Chief Medical Officer, 2013). This ranges from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, to the more complex mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mental...

The Future of Mental Well-being for Trans Persons in India

The role of society and healthcare professionals. The first official count of the third gender in India in 2014 was 4.9 lakh. While transgender activists estimate the numbers to be six to seven times higher, such a large number of people identified themselves as belonging to the third gender, despite the fact that the census counting happened well before the Supreme Court order gave legal recognition to the third gender. Of the total number of transgenders...

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