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Posts tagged ‘Mental Health’

Emotional abuse: The silent killer

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Emotional abuse in the absence of physical abuse is often unrecognized. Although the literature identifies the insidious nature of this type of abuse and the physiological, psychological and emotional harm it often causes, knowledge of how women come to recognize they are being emotionally abused is underdeveloped.

Mental health and addiction: A conversation with psychiatrist Dr. Bharati Dattatray Patil

By Rimli Bhattacharya 
Millions suffer from mental health but feel scared to spell out for the stigma attached to it. I have been counseling for years and have come across cases who couldn’t get cured without the intervention of a professional psychiatrist. In this interview, I speak to Dr. (Mrs) Bharati Dattatray Patil on issues of mental health and addiction.

Support Group and the Caregiver for Alzheimer’s

By Nishi Pulugurtha
At times, it is very frustrating, but I needed to go on because Amma needed me the most. Everything is upsetting emotionally and mentally. My smiles might be hiding a lot behind them. It is hence very important to take breaks, do things that will help to cope with moments of tension and stress at home.

The story of Rakesh’s drug abuse and suicide

By Rimli Bhattacharya
I got my first dose from Sofia; she has similar pain. So we are best friends and I love her. I want to marry her. I want to be a song writer, a rock star. I called you a bitch, slut, I am sorry. I don’t want to go abroad. I am tired. I need love, to be loved.

The tragic suicide of August Ames, Canadian porn actor

By Rimli Bhattacharya
August Ames will now be remembered as a porn actor, who hanged herself at twenty-three and who was a victim of childhood sex abuse, drug abuse, alcohol addiction, a victim of depression, bipolar disorder, and multiple personality disorder. Would anyone remember that she was also beautiful and talented?