Understanding our own mental health | Dherandra Kumar | TEDxIITRoorkee

Dherandra Kumar, a clinical psychologist, talked about the subject of mental health. He told that it is required to discuss the issues related to anxiety and depression in order to get rid of them. People often think about what others might think if they approach a psychiatric and avoid taking a proper treatment. But this attitude only creates a self-sustaining cycle that creates more and more mental issues for the person. So one should consult a professional regarding the mental health as naturally as one consults a technician regarding the technical issues. One should try to interact with the people who they think might be under anxiety/depression and try to involve them in several activities. That is the way towards a mentally healthy world.

An expert in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delhi with 12 years of experience. He is the director of Psyindia and he works as a consultant with Apollo Hospital, Noida.He is regularly consulted by media organizations like NDTV, Time, Times of India, Zee News, Hindustan, India Today, Child, etc as an expert. He has been invited to deliver lectures at more than a dozen of institutes of higher learning in the area of his expertise. He has conducted various workshops for schools and colleges as a clinical and Child Psychologist. He has delivered lectures in various national & international conferences and seminars.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

WHO: Preventing disease through healthy environments

An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries. However, we can take actions to reverse the upward trend of environment-related diseases and improve our environments where we live and work.

For more information visit: http://who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/publications/preventing-disease/en/

Fairness for Children – Health and Life Satisfaction inequality

The latest Innocenti Report Card raises concerns about the impact of inequality on the most disadvantaged children in high income countries. In 19 out of 41 countries studied, the poorest 10 per cent of children live in households that have less than half the income of the median.
The report measures bottom-end inequality of income, educational achievement, children’s self-reported health and life satisfaction, to create a full portrait of how far children at the bottom are being allowed to fall behind their peers.

Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

Between 1990 and 2013, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety increased by nearly 50%, from 416 million to 615 million. Despite its enormous health, social and economic burden, mental disorders continue to be driven into the shadows by stigma, prejudice and fear. Yet, according to a new WHO-led study, every US$ 1 invested in scaling up treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of US$ 4 in better health and ability to work. #mentalhealthnow

TWiGH Global Health News Roundup – April 2016

On this episode of This Week in Global Health, our panelists give a roundup of global health news stories that caught their eye, including a WHO assessment on environmental influences of health, universal health insurance in Nigeria and medical tourism, and the new prophylactic HIV vaginal ring for women. Jessica Taaffe hosts and is joined by panelists Sarah Borg, Marie Onakomaiya, and Vijoleta Gordeljevic.

Check out more TWiGH episodes at our website: twigh.org!

WHO: Halt the rise, take the steps needed to beat diabetes! World Health Day 2016

Newly released figures from the World Health Organization show that the prevalence of diabetes has grown steadily – nearly quadrupling from 108 million to 422 million adults since 1980. That is 1 in 11 adults around the world. The trend shows no sign of reversing or even stopping, even though the steps we need to take are simple ones: regular exercise and healthy eating would reverse the rise in diabetes. And, for those who already have the disease, these good habits, plus improved detection and following medical advice, would help people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives.

More information: http://who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2016/en/

Message of Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director on World Health Day 2016

WHO’s Regional Director Dr Ala Alwan talks about diabetes – the theme of World Health Day on 7 April 2016 – in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region. In his message, he calls on governments, health care providers, civil society and individuals to share responsibility in preventing and managing diabetes. People with diabetes can live healthy and productive lives if the condition is diagnosed early and managed effectively by health care providers and by individuals themselves.

Family practice: towards universal health coverage

This advocacy video highlights the role of family practice in moving towards universal health coverage and demonstrates the 13 key elements of the family practice approach. It is directed at regional decision-makers and directors in the field of service delivery, care providers and communities and aims to build awareness on the family practice approach as a model for integrated health care service delivery.

The video includes messages from senior WHO experts about the implementation of family practice in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.