India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020. India is home to an estimated 57 million people (18 percent of the global estimate) who are affected by depression as per World Health Organization. The ratio of youth suffering from mental health is increasing year on year. Several Studies and research have shown a steady rise in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders among the youngsters. The younger generation faces a unique dilemma today. They face isolation despite many social media friends. The stress of performance in education, work, is taking a toll on the mental health of youth. Dr. Ekta Soni, Senior Consultant, Psychology from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals shares some quick stress management tips: 1) Indulge in regular physical activity: Physical activity is the best way to let go of stress. Any form of physical activity be it brisk walking, running, high intensity workouts, Power yoga, Aerobics, … [Read more...] about Mental health experts share tips on stress management
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Coloradans are frequently visiting hospital emergency rooms for mental health reasons, and many of those visits — about one in four — are by children, according to new data from the Center for Improving Value in Health Care. More than 17,000 individuals received care at an emergency department for a mental health diagnosis between 2016 and 2018, according to the data released Wednesday.The frequency of emergency room visits reflects the lack of access to mental health providers and the high cost and stigma associated with receiving such care, said Cari Frank, spokeswoman for the Center for Improving Value in Health Care. “We have had an issue with mental health in Colorado for some time,” she said, adding, “We don’t want people to have to be using the ER as their source of care.” The center analyzed claims data for patients with commercial insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. It did not include all Medicare patients. The … [Read more...] about About 1 in 4 mental-health ER visits in Colorado are by children, new data shows
Vodafone's global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity play is seeing it solve issues across stolen vehicles, children's mental health, and beer tracking, the carrier has said. Speaking during the annual CeBIT conference in Sydney on Wednesday, Binary Beer CEO Michael Burton described how his company is using Vodafone Australia's narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network to transform traditional beer kegs into "smart kegs". "We're developing a platform that makes sure that beer kegs never go missing, and they don't get lost, damaged, and stolen, and also that the beer they serve on tap ... is fresh, just as the brewer had intended it to be," Burton said. "So to do that, we've developed these IoT sensors that attach to the beer kegs ... that can send data in real time back to the brewer." According to Burton, this data then enables the brewer to make decisions on how best to optimise the supply chain, and also to recall beer if it hasn't been stored correctly and is at risk of going stale … [Read more...] about Vodafone uses IoT across stolen cars, mental health, beer
Our country is feeling the burden of mental health disorders and even the young are not safe. Mental health experts are sharing that kids as young as 5 undergo stress and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder sow their seeds by the age of 14. Timely action can obviously help treat these symptoms and prevent them from mushrooming into something big and dangerous. A child spends a lot of time in school but the schools are not ready to handle the mental health crisis. According to Dr Pervin Dadachandji, senior consultant, child psychiatry, Narayana Health SRCC Children's Hospital, "A majority of schools rely on counselors who are completely inundated - I have had cases where parents come to me and tell me that their child visits the counselor once in three weeks because there are so many cases he is handling. This is what makes it important for the teachers to step in. Along with teachers, even senior class kids should be trained in basic counseling skills." Early … [Read more...] about Most mental illnesses begin by age 14!
San Francisco supervisors struck a deal Monday to support a controversial law that would expand the city’s ability to force seriously mentally ill people into care — but the plan will likely help only about five people. The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the legislation on Tuesday, following months of debate over how the city should deal with severely mentally ill people on the streets. The supervisors battled for months over the proposal. But even the legislation’s most ardent supporters say it isn’t the answer to the city’s broken behavioral health care system. The proposal expands the definition of who is eligible for conservatorship, which is court-ordered mental health treatment. If it passes, the city can impose in-patient treatment on someone if they are severely mentally ill, addicted to drugs and have been taken to an emergency crisis unit — known as a 5150 hold — at least eight times in a year. While the city’s … [Read more...] about SF supervisors strike deal to expand forced treatment of mentally ill