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Anaa’s Alamdar Khan urges Pakistanis to face depression stigma

Singer hopes conversations start around mental illness with new song

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November 13, 2019


Instagram bans cosmetic surgery filters

Move comes amid mental health concerns

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October 26, 2019


HBO’s new campaign hopes to tackle mental health stigma

Network to add disclaimers before certain episodes

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October 12, 2019


These youngsters want to erase the stigma around mental health

Online platform TalkToHelp promises to listen without judgement

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October 2, 2019


KP wants all schools and colleges to have psychologists

Step taken to curb child abuse and drug use

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September 16, 2019


1-2% Pakistanis estimated to have Schizophrenia

Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations

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August 11, 2019


Does someone you know have Schizophrenia?

Symptoms and where to get help

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June 26, 2019


Do you have depression? Why you should get help

In Pakistan people suffer from depression but don’t realize it

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June 13, 2019


Saboor Aly wants people to be sensitive about mental health

She rubbished suicide attempt rumours

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April 22, 2019


Prince Harry, Oprah to produce mental health series for Apple

The multi-part documentary series will be released in 2020

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April 10, 2019


Football captain Hajra Khan opens up about depression

Athletes are susceptible to variety of mental health struggles too, she says

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January 13, 2019


SC to hear schizophrenic death row inmate’s appeal against his sentence a day before execution

Khizar Hayat has been on death row for 16 years and has been diagnosed with psychosis and schizophrenia

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January 12, 2019


YouTube’s Superwoman Lilly Singh is taking a break for her mental health

She said she is mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted

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November 15, 2018


Olympian Phelps opens up about his battle with depression

The 33-year-old, now married and a father of two, said his battle with depression hasn’t ended

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August 18, 2018


How to enjoy your work even when you don’t

Do you wake up not wanting to go to work? And even if you go, you are just downhearted despite putting up a happy face. It is important to detect what disrupts your positive presence at your workplace, writes Marcia Reynolds, who holds a Doctor of Psychology degree, for Psychology Today. It is easy to…

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April 30, 2018


Mariah Carey reveals bipolar disorder

Pop superstar Mariah Carey has revealed that she suffers from bipolar disorder and has entered treatment, reported AFP. The singer, whose sweeping five-octave vocal range helped make her one of the most successful artists of the 1990s, said she decided to go public to help remove stigma over the mental illness. “Until recently I lived…

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April 12, 2018


Signs you have ‘cherophobia’ – the fear of being happy

Do you have a persistent feeling that if everything’s going good, it is bound to be followed by something bad? Some people have a tendency to be suspicious of their good fortune. People who have an irrational aversion to being happy suffer from ‘cherophobia’. According to Healthline magazine, the term comes from the Greek word…

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April 10, 2018


Self-esteem key to treat mental health patients: Study

ISLAMABAD: Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves can be critical in treating them, a first of its kind study has claimed. The findings of the study suggest that youths with psychiatric disorders, currently receiving inpatient services, reported lower self-concept, particularly global self-worth, compared to those receiving outpatient services. “This was the first study that…

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February 21, 2018


Former student confesses to Florida school shooting

PARKLAND: A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him. As Americans reeled from the country’s worst school massacre since the horror at Sandy Hook…

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February 16, 2018


Electroconvulsive therapy is still being used today – with mixed results

NEWS DESK: One early morning in April 1938, a team of Italian medical researchers readied themselves to do one of the most controversial things that medicine had ever seen. Tucked away on the first floor of a medical clinic in Rome, they would attempt to heal a mentally ill patient by applying a jolt of…

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December 18, 2017


Social media not good for mental health, says Actress Daisy Ridley

LOS ANGELES: ‘Star Wars’ actress  Daisy Ridley believes that social media is not good for mental health and vowed never to go back on social media. The actress, who quit social media in September of last year, also dubbed the habit of social media “highly unhealthy for people’s mental health”. In an interview with Radio…

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December 7, 2017