World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

According to the World Health Organization, usage of tobacco claims as many as 6 million lives every year! This figure is all set to grow to an alarming 8 million in the coming decade. Tobacco is consumed worldwide in the form of cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah (shish) and it contains Nicotine, a stimulant

How Can Suicide be Prevented?

Out of the 8 lakh people who commit suicide every year, 1.35 lakh are Indians. The suicide rate in India has touched 10.3 per 1 lakh people and it is the 10th leading cause for premature deaths in India.  The leading cause of suicide is depression in people- a sense of helplessness accompanied by a

Organ Donation

Close to 5 Lakh people die every year in India, waiting for an organ donor to come save their lives. Let’s try to put ourselves in their shoes and understand how a simple decision from our side can change their lives for the better. Here are a few posters providing information on who can donate?


Characterized by unprovoked and recurrent seizures, epilepsy is a spectrum of chronic neurological disorders varying in the range of severity, seizure-type and causes. The epileptic seizures range right from nearly undetectable episodes to long periods of vigorous shaking of the body that can sometime lead to broken bones. The causes of epilepsy could vary from

Signs of Mental Disorders/Illnesses

When you get your leg fractured, you immediately go see a doctor, right? Is it not because the broken bone hinders your leg from functioning normally and that the pain caused by it causes you significant distress? ‘ Then why is it that when the same amount of disability and distressed is caused by a

Posters on First Aid for Mental Health Problems

A set of Six Posters on First Aid for Mental Health Problems has been brought out by the Department of Mental Health Education, NIMHANS. These posters teach us to identify people with mental health problems, provide first aid strategies, and do’s and don’ts one needs to follow when providing first aid for mental health problems.

Stroke can be Prevented

Stroke is an emergency. It can happen to anyone – at any age and any time. Learn the warning signs of a stroke and help save a life.For every person that dies from stroke, more than 5 times that many will survive, and for them the physical damage it causes can be enormous.Learn the warning