Sona Kaushal

A WAKE-UP CALL FOR ALL ON THIS MENTAL HEALTH DAY—PREVENT SUICIDE

GUEST COLUMN The Mental Health Day takes place every year on October 10 with an aim to educate and spread awareness of mental health issues in people all around the world. The day as we all know was set up by the World Federation for Mental Health and it was first celebrated in 1992. Suicide prevention was the primary focus...

SAY NO TO STRESS AND HEADACHES

GUEST COLUMN A migraine is a powerful headache that often happens with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. Migraines can last from four hours to three days, and sometimes longer. Migraine headaches are one of the most common neurological disorders in the world with an estimated global prevalence of one in seven people. According to Dr K Ravishankar, The Headache and Migraine Clinic,...

CHILDREN TAKING TO CRIME-Let’s save our children

GUEST COLUMN Juvenile means a person who is very young, teenager, adolescent or underage. In other words, juvenile means children who have not yet reached the age of adults in the sense that they are still childish or immature. Sometimes the term “child” is also interchangeably used for the term “juvenile”. Legally speaking, a juvenile can be defined as...

Recheck your abilities, reset your mind-the Dunning–Kruger effect

GUEST COLUMN I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. In this trifling particular, then, I appear to be wiser than he, because I do...

Gender issues beyond International Women’s Day

Guest Column International Women’s Day was observed recently (March 8) as a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marked a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The occasion may have gone but the issues remain relevant throughout the year. The theme was this year’s International Women’s Day was balance...

A Relaxed Mind Performs Better in Exams

GUEST COLUMN Stress is our body’s physiological and psychological response to a situation or challenge beyond our control. Stress depletes a child of his energy, makes him forgetful, scared and puts him into low self esteem. This further de-motivates him and he becomes more stressed. It’s a vicious cycle. Stress is a big hurdle to a child’s cognitive abilities,...

Practice empathy and teach it to your children

GUEST COLUMN Empathy is the ability to read another person’s emotions. It is the ability to identify with and feel for the other person by trying to put yourself in his or her shoes so as to be able to understand what he is feeling or going through emotionally. Ravi had failed his XII Board exams. He was feeling...

Mentally healthy or mentally ill ?

–Guest Column– Are you mental? A friend asked me this innocently when I asked him to do something he disagreed to and did not want to do. We hear many of our friends casually ask this question when they do not agree to another’s viewpoint. Let us not label anyone with such words which are so significant and have...

Adolescent mental health is crucial

GUEST-COLUMN  Dr Sona Kaushal Gupta  According to WHO, one in six people is aged 10–19 years and mental health conditions account for 16 percent of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. Globally, depression is...

Let us not forget to love those who have forgotten

GUEST COLUMN  Dr. Sona Kaushal Gupta Monday, 01 October 2018 | in Guest Column– People suffering from Alzheimer’s have dementia and tend to live a futile life in a world of their own, away from reality. Mukesh is a 75-year-old retired pensioner. He was at the helm of affairs in his workplace, a dynamic officer, a guiding force for his subordinates...