Tag: Mental Health

Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 2)

In the field of mental health, diagnosis of mental illness is always made following guidelines. These guidelines were never made arbitrarily but through a painstaking process of research and evidence across diverse populations. There are some clinically significant forms of behavior that are peculiar to specific cultures. Such culture-bound syndromes in mental health are also described from evidence.

COVID-19 and Suicide: The need for global mental health promotion

Suicide has been an issue of public health concern before the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports suggest an increase in suicide during the peak of the spread of the infection in some developed countries. This spike appears to be more among those who have lost loved ones or resources. There have also been reports of suicide among frontline health workers who...