Ep. 706: Mental Health and India’s Police

Indian police personnel are overworked, under-trained, and under-equipped. Yet they are at the forefront of jobs from traffic duty to pandemic management. This has lead to mental health problems in the force. Ruturaj Gowaikar and Aarthi Ratnam discuss the lack of systemic, institutional psychological support for India’s police personnel. They also dwell on the role of police as first-responders for a mental health emergency.

Ep. 681: The Shadow Pandemic: Impact of COVID-19 on mental health in India

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly affected our lives in more ways than one. It has impacted our engagement with others and disrupted daily routines. Apart from this, “Fearodemic” or the shadow pandemic has been the biggest trigger for mental health issues during the pandemic. In this episode, Aarthi Ratnam and Apurva Kumar talk about the effects of the pandemic on mental health and recommend some possible policy interventions

Read Aarthi’s article here: Improving India’s record on child mental health

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COVID-19 and psychological distress: Lessons for India

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#66 मानसिक आरोग्य और हम

[iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/I8vO3GlO1iFF69ZQ’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] In this episode, we spoke to Manoj Chandran (@manoj1chandran), CEO of White Swan Foundation — a not-for-profit organisation that offers knowledge services in the area of mental health. Manoj busts many myths about mental health, and illness. Going beyond the clinical aspects, Manoj talks about the role of …

ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯದ ಸವಾಲುಗಳು. Confronting India’s Mental Health Challenges.

Ranjitha Jeurkar and Dr Sowmya Krishna return to the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast to speak about how national policymaking, the medical fraternity, communities and workplaces need to come together to confront India’s mental health challenges. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/ILx0h1RYJhEND0h5′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗತವಾದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯೊಂದೇ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಸಮಾಜದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಂಗಗಳೂ – ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳು, ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳು, ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು, ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳು  – ಇದನ್ನು …

ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯ. Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health.

Ranjitha Jeurkar and Dr Sowmya Krishna unpack mental health challenges faced by millions of Indians every year, on Episode 67 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. They speak to hosts Ganesh Chakravarthi and Pavan Srinath about stigmas that need to be dismantled, common myths that need to be demolished, and give practical suggestions for how people …

India’s Mental Health Challenge

This is Episode 111 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11111042/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] Mental health is not a first world concern, but very much an Indian challenge. Social taboos have prevented Indians from confronting mental illnesses head on and now it’s estimated that there are over a 100 million people in India …