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Today marks the 25th annual World Mental Health Day

Spreading awareness on mental health issues
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Spreading awareness on mental health issues

First held in 1992, 2017 is the 25th year dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues, and to fighting the still-associated stigma.

It is a reflection of the progress made over the last quarter century, that mental health is now a subject of social discourse.

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Why workplace stress is a collective challenge
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Why workplace stress is a collective challenge

The relationship between workplace stress and poor mental health is well established.

Global competitive processes have transformed work organization, working relations and employment patterns, contributing to the increase of work related stress and its associated disorders.

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Role of parents
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Role of parents

In recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents.

It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide.

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Theme for this year's world mental health day
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Theme for this year's world mental health day

Mental Health in the Workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. One in four adults will experience mental health difficulties, yet prejudice and discrimination are significant barriers that deprive people of their dignity.

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The importance of world mental health Day theme
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The importance of world mental health Day theme

Work life balance is a priority for many employees. Millennials are looking for a good work/life balance and strong diversity policies to support their wellbeing at work.

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NIMHANS report on mental health
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NIMHANS report on mental health

The 2015-16 National Mental Health Survey, undertaken by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), determined that 13.7 percent of Indians lived with mental illnesses, while 10.6 percent needed immediate intervention.

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