A couple of years back, I worked on a book called ‘Psychiatric Hospitals in India’. I took on the project as a content advisor and morphed into a co-researcher out of sheer interest. I was interested since psychiatry is a field I did not know the ABC of. But as I went deeper into writing,… Read More Our final Blog Action Day favourite: Human rights and mental health in India
Adequate mental health services and parity are not simply medical issues, but ones of basic human rights. It’s time that Congress and the federal government address them as such and deliver much-need care to millions of Americans and their families.Two key measures, one legislative and the other regulatory, represent historic opportunities to address what 50… Read More Editorial: Mental health parity, ‘Excellence’ act, should be priorities
AS of Tuesday, senior coroner for Bedfordshire and Luton, David Morris, will retire from his role after 23 years serving the county.David, 72, first became a coroner for Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire in 1987 before moving to Beds as a deputy in 1990, and became full coroner two years later.Speaking with Bedfordshire on Sunday about his… Read More David Morris heads off to pastures old after 23 years as Bedfordshire coroner
It’s been just over twenty-five years since Prozac came to market, and more than twenty per cent of Americans now regularly take mind-altering drugs prescribed by their doctors. Almost as familiar as brands like Zoloft and Lexapro is the worry about what it means that the daily routine in many households, for parents and children… Read More The Psychiatric Drug Crisis
The bill has been waiting in the wings for some time and will make some wholesale changes to the earlier Mental Health Act 1987.Finally, the much-awaited Mental Healthcare Bill 2013 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.The bill has been waiting in the wings for some time and will make… Read More Will the Mental Healthcare Bill 2013 address the woes of the mentally ill?
Had someone like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney says he might not have entered the presidential race. In an interview with Dan Balz for the Washington Post reporter’s soon-to-be released “Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America,” Romney said that he would have… Read More Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race
The new Mental Healthcare Bill 2012 needs to be reviewed keeping in mind the autonomy of patients, said activists and specialists at a discussion on mental health and patients’ rights.This was one of the important conclusions that came out of a discussion, Mental Health and Patients’ Rights, which was part of a seminar, ‘Cancer and… Read More ‘New Mental Healthcare Bill 2012 needs to be reviewed’