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When Pakistan’s First Lady Bushra Bibi made a surprise visit to a mental health facility and asked where drug addicts are kept

It is notable here that supernatural claims and rumours about Bushra Bibi are quite common in Pakistan. Bushra Bibi is known as ‘Pinky Peerni’, a living saint-woman with special powers.

12.5% of Keralites have mental health issues, only 15% seek treatment, says Kerala Health Minister

Veena George said that most people in the State do not have an accurate understanding of mental health problems and thus are unable to diagnose them or seek treatment for the same.

Jamshedpur: Girl rescued from Hussaini Karbala Imambada was tied up in chains to ‘exorcise demons’, says Maulvi drugged and assaulted her

Police stated that she gave accurate information about herself and family. The girl's family has claimed that she was possessed by ghosts and hence was being 'treated' at the Imambada.

Experts question Joe Biden’s mental health after he confuses facts about his son during interview, raise concerns about dementia: Details

Health experts have once again questioned the cognitive abilities of Joe Biden after he bungled his way through an interview.

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ‘Magic Mushrooms’ to treat depression and PTSD? Research investigates effects on mental health

Since the 1960s, psychedelics have been heavily stigmatised in the public arena. However, with the passage of time, things are changing.

TV actor Sushant Singh abuses mental health experts who wanted Covid patients not to be exposed to negative news

Television actor Sushant Singh on Wednesday abused the mental health experts who suggested that the media should have some restrain and focus on reporting facts instead of sensational and hysterical reportage.

Top mental health experts ask media not to create panic around Covid-19, criticise negative reporting from crematoriums

NIMHANS Director, other mental health professionals release open letter asking media to avoid “panic-inducing coverage” on Covid-19

To tackle increasing suicide rates during the pandemic, Japan appoints a ‘Minister of Loneliness’

According to the Japan Times, the preliminary figure released by the National Policy Agency showed that 20,919 people died of suicide in 2020, which was 750 more than the previous year.

‘Liberals’ and crusaders of mental health have taken it upon themselves to abuse and bully Kangana because she ‘deserves it’

It is the justification of abuse received by Kangana Ranaut by the 'liberals' that is a cause of concern. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander.

Faisal Khan says he wants to come out of brother Aamir Khan’s shadow who had earlier called him ‘mentally ill’

Faisal Khan said he will have to break out of his superstar brother's shadow and make his own decisions so that people recognise him as an individual

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