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Akansha Sahay
May 23, 2024
Mental Health Awareness Month is celebrated in May each year. It has been observed in the United States and many other countries since 1949 to raise awareness about mental health issues, reduce stigma, and promote the importance of mental health and wellness. Why do we need mental health awareness? Mental health awareness is crucial for fostering a society that understands,…

Akansha Sahay
May 9, 2024
Mental illness and substance use disorders are indiscriminate; they don't differentiate based on caste, creed, or socio-economic status. Anyone, regardless of their background, can be affected. However, the disparity in accessing treatment is stark, especially for those with limited financial means. In India, where there's a severe shortage of mental health practitioners, the situation is compounded. Rural areas often lack…

Akansha Sahay
Inside India's Cocaine Epidemic: Unveiling the Rising Tide Cocaine, a powerful stimulant derived from the coca plant, has gained notoriety worldwide for its addictive properties and significant impact on individuals and communities. In India, recent reports from 2023 indicate a concerning trend, with approximately 10 lakh adult cocaine users reflecting a stark rise in drug use post-pandemic. This surge is…

Akansha Sahay
April 23, 2024
Drug abuse is a growing concern in India, as highlighted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's recent report on the "National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India" (2019). The report reveals that 16 crore people (14.6%) aged between 10 and 75 years are current alcohol users. Additionally, Mumbai recorded the highest number of cases…

Akansha Sahay
New technology can help a lot in dealing with substance use problems. They can be used to assess, prevent, treat, and help people recover from these disorders. Using technology can create new ways to provide mental health care, both within formal systems like hospitals and outside of them.  Internet-based technologies can now blend the effectiveness of proven treatments with the…

Akansha Sahay
April 6, 2024
In recent years, traditional Indian healing practices have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity and recognition. Many of these age-old healing methods, such as Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation, were pushed into the background as modern medicine and therapy gained prominence. However, there has been a noticeable shift towards embracing and promoting these ancient practices once again.  People are increasingly drawn…

Akansha Sahay
April 2, 2024
Opioids are a class of powerful drugs that are primarily used for pain relief. They work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body to reduce the perception of pain. While opioids can be highly effective in managing severe pain, they also carry a high risk of addiction and misuse. Common opioids…

Akansha Sahay
March 27, 2024
Our smartphones are truly remarkable devices, always by our side like a reliable companion. They offer entertainment, provide distractions from challenging situations, and the internet and social media have elevated our connectivity to new heights, haven't they? Feeling down? Just grab your phone and start scrolling – instant distraction. But is this constant phone use as fulfilling as we once…

Akansha Sahay
Navigating a relationship when your partner is grappling with porn addiction can be incredibly challenging. It's crucial to acknowledge the range of emotions you may be experiencing, from hurt and betrayal to confusion and frustration. Your partner's struggle is undoubtedly difficult as well, battling with an addiction that often carries stigma and shame. It's important to approach this situation with…

Akansha Sahay
March 13, 2024
Drug control refers to the regulatory measures and policies implemented by governments and international organisations to manage and restrict the production, distribution, and consumption of psychoactive substances. The primary objective of drug control is to mitigate the negative social, health, and economic consequences associated with drug abuse and trafficking. This multifaceted approach involves law enforcement efforts to combat illicit drug…

Akansha Sahay
March 9, 2024
In a world filled with constant challenges and uncertainties, anxiety has become a prevalent companion for many. Whether it's a friend, family member, or colleague, we've all encountered someone grappling with the overwhelming burden of anxiety. In this blog, we explore practical ways how to help someone with anxiety symptoms.  Anxiety disorders have become increasingly prevalent in today's fast-paced and…

Akansha Sahay
February 28, 2024
7 Signs of Porn Withdrawal and How to Cope Embarking on the journey to overcome pornography addiction involves more than a mere commitment to change—it requires a deep understanding of the withdrawal symptoms that may emerge during the process. Addressing these symptoms is not only vital for mental and emotional well-being but also plays a pivotal role in fostering healthier…

Akansha Sahay
February 27, 2024
Relationships can be a rollercoaster, with their highs and lows. It's natural to face challenges, but understanding the difference between a rough patch and a toxic relationship is crucial. In this blog, we're going to explore the signs that can help you distinguish between a healthy connection and a toxic one. Why? Recognising these signs is the first step towards…

Akansha Sahay
February 15, 2024
10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Alone In the age of social media, our Instagram feeds often serve as curated glimpses into the romantic milestones of others, with images of weddings, romantic getaways, and blissful moments shared with partners dominating the platform. While these snapshots may be beautiful and heartening, they can also inadvertently evoke feelings of emptiness and loneliness,…

Akansha Sahay
February 8, 2024
Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions and Forming New Habits As the euphoria of the New Year begins to settle, many of us find ourselves entangled in the intricate web of resolutions and newfound determination. Whether shedding those extra pounds, embracing a healthier lifestyle, or conquering professional goals, the journey to self-improvement often begins with the resolute promise of a…