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Mental health patients deprived of treatment in Sudurpaschim: Hospitals in most hill districts do not have mental health treatment facilities to treat those who need help, by Tripti Shahi (kp 24/01/2020), Suicide cases alarmingly up in Sudur Paschim, by Dil Bahadur Chhantyal (rep 24/01/2020), Suicide cases up in Sudurpaschim (ht 01/02/2020)

Growing mass suicides: Let’s be sensitive, by Ajay Risal (ht 23/01/2020)

For those having suicidal thoughts, helplines offer an empathic ear and emotional support: Telephone helplines can be useful but they need to be complemented by a team of professionals offering diagnostic and treatment facilities, say mental health practitioners, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 21/01/2020

Health workers of 21 districts to get mental health screening training this year: Last year over 1,000 staff nurses and paramedics serving in 20 districts received screening training, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/01/2020)

Under-debt couple jumps into river with two children: Raft used to rescue man, his: wife found dead, kids missing, by Keshav Adhikari (ht 18/01/2020)

Most homeless people suffer from mental health problems, but there’s little help for them: The stigma against mental illness has meant that people with psychosocial problems are often neglected and abandoned, ending up on the streets, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 13/01/2020), All in the mind: Mental health services must be made a major part of healthcare (kp 14/01/2020)

Suicide by pesticide in Nepal: Easy availability make toxic agrochemcials the preferred way for Nepalis to take their own lives, by Sonia Awale (nt 10/01/2020

Nepal’s suicide rate vastly underestimated: The official statistics for people taking their own lives are bad enough, but the actual number is much greater, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 10/01/2020)

Call for survivor-friendly approach to investigate human trafficking cases: Experts urge adopting Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews approach for better dealing with survivors and investigating such cases, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/12/2019)

Mental health beyond individual responsibility: The need for structural transformation and increased investment cannot be overstated, by Anjam Singh (kp 16/12/2019), Suicide cases increase by thirty-three per cent, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 16/12/2019)

Suicide in the highlands: Wealthy Sikkim and poor Bihar have the highest and lowest suicide rates in India respectively, proving that affluence has nothing to do with it, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 11/12/2019)

Chakkajam after factory worker kills self (ht 11/12/2019)

In Achham, domestic abuse is driving women to depression: Every week, the Bayalpata Hospital, which has a dedicated mental health bureau, sees over a hundred women suffering from depression, doctors say, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 28/11/2019)

Preventing suicide: Suicide rate is alarmingly rising across the world and in Nepal, but this has not become the subject of debate in our public spheres, by David Kainee (rep 18/11/2019)

Mental health, media role discussed (ht 11/11/2019)

Patient’s attendant commits suicide in Bharatpur Hospital: As many as 20 people have committed suicide during Dashain-Tihar in Chitwan, say police, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 10/11/209)

National trauma care system: Need of the day, by Ashok Bajracharya (ht 17/10/2019), Trauma patients on the rise (ht 18/10/2019)

Growing suicides: Can we prevent them?, by Ajay Risal (ht 10/09/2019), Suicide cases rising in country: Police (ht 11/09/2019)

As suicide rate rises, experts stress need to prioritise mental health issues: There's a need to run campaigns to reduce social stigma attached to mental health issues, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/09/2019)

Government to train more health workers on mental illness: The programme aims to break down barriers to mental health care in rural areas, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/09/2019)

Defeating Depression, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 01/09/2019)

Suicide is preventable: Mental health should be respected as a fundamental right (kp 30/08/2019)

Suicide is a big problem in Nepal but not many are talking about mental health: The government needs to invest in operating 24-hour suicide prevention helplines across the country, say mental health practitioners, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 23/08/2019)

Patan Mental Hospital overwhelmed but government help slow in coming, by Aditi Baral (rep 17/08/2019)

Teenage suicides up, govt a passive spectator, by Aditi Baral (rep 15/08/2019)

Mental illness: Treatable with care, by Ajay Risal (ht 12/08/2019)

‘Mentally ill’ civil servants seek transfer to federal govt offices (rep 12/08/2019)

Suspected suicides by people under graft probe highlight need to revamp investigation process: Anti-corruption activists say the corrupt should not be spared, but agencies should be careful while filing charges and making the names public, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/08/2019)

More men committed suicide in Gorkha than women in past three years, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 03/08/2019)

Dementia is a growing health epidemic, but no one is paying attention: Although the number of people who show signs of Alzheimer’s disease is growing, the majority of the cases remain undiagnosed, by Tsering D. Gurung  (kp 02/08/2019)

Education is killing: Rising cases of suicide by students for failing the exams calls for immediate incorporation of emotional and psychological counseling in our pedagogy, by Manju Dhodari (rep 14/07/2019)

216 minors took own lives this fiscal (ht 05/07/2019)

Patients find it hard to get beds in country’s central mental hospital: The 50-bed hospital, which is always crowded, struggles to accommodate those in need of immediate in-patient care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/07/2019)

Family confines 14-year-old disabled boy at home: The family cannot afford to take Madan to Kathmandu for treatment, by Nabin Paudel (kp 18/06/2019)

Mental ill health a silent plague, by Anjali Subedi (rep 13/06/2019)

Suicide cases  up due to lack of mental health awareness (ht 09/06/2019)

27 people committed suicide in nine months due to provocation: Police data shows: Against global trend, suicide cases in Nepal are increasing, and experts say they will continue to rise  until the government makes mental health issue a priority, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/05/2019)

Mental health is a major public health concern—but it is still a neglected issue: Along with social stigma, there is also a lack of specialists and facilities for people suffering from mental problems, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/05/2019)

Schizophrenia in Nepal: It is crucial that sufferers receive support from families, friends and communities, by Areet Narang Bastola (kp 24/05/2019)

BED approach proposed for better mental health, by Sonam Lama (rep 21/05/2019)

Mental health of migrant workers is a pressing issue, but it has been ignored: Experts say government needs to step up efforts to ensure well-being of Nepalis working abroad, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/05/2019)

Mentally unsound girl tied with rope for 14 years, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 10/05/2019)

Silent suffering: Dealing with mental health issues, by Rakshya Khadka (rep 03/05/2019)

7,144 committed suicide in 16 months, 57% were youths, by Pratik Rimal and Bipana Thapa (rep 15/03/2019)

State to pay up to Rs18,000 to treat mentally ill persons, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 24/02/2019)

Shortage of psychiatric specialists at Mental Hospital (rep 12/02/2019)

Man chained to cowshed for 18 years (ht 03/02/2019)

Open your mind: Government should raise public awareness and introduce mental health policies in order to improve psycho-social wellbeing of the citizens, by Aditya Neupane (rep 26/12/2018)

Country’s only mental hospital struggling for resources, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 24/12/2018), Mental health of neglect (rep 25/12/2018)

On the rise but under prioritised: The state must invest in strengthening mental health management systems, by Obindra B Chand and Sudeep Uprety (kp 29/11/2018)

Council plans mental health survey in Nepal, by Nayak Paudel (kp 22/11/2018)

‘2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder’, by Nayak Paudel (kp 10/10/2018), Out of the shadow: Investing in mental health is the need of the hour (kp 12/10/2018)

Rising air pollution: Effects on mental health, by Sahara Shivakoti (ht 10/10/2018)

Depression leading to rise in suicide cases, by Anita Shrestha (ht 10/09/2018)

Pesticide suicides: Let’s prevent them, by Leah Utyasheva (ht 10/09/2018)

Conversion disorder: In spite of its recurrent occurrence, cases of conversion disorder do not get reported unless the mass gets affected, by Mallika Chaulagain (rep 12/08/2018)

Call to increase funding for mental health services (ht 21/05/2018)

Woman tied in chains, locked in room for 12 years, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/05/2018)

Suicide: A public health concern, by Ambika Pandey (ht 30/04/2018)

It’s all in the mind: The conflict and earthquake added to Nepal’s hidden epidemic of mental disorder, by Sonia Awale (nt 20/04/2018), Time heals, by Prabin Dhungel (nt 20/04/2018)

Where do they belong? Mentally ill individuals on the streets suffer even though their conditions are manageable with treatment, by Prawash Gautam (kp 08/04/2018)

Experiences from rural Nepal: Mental health should be one of the top most priorities of government, not only in words but in action, by Samaj Adhikari (kp 03/04/2018)

'Youths vulnerable to suicide', by Suresh Yadav (rep 28/03/2018)

Out of the shadows: It is time the government paid attention to mental health because it has been too long ignored, by Prawash Gautam (kp 25/03/2018)

Use of pesticides to commit suicide on the rise (ht 24/03/2018)

‘Recognise warning signs and respond to prevent suicides’, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 16/03/2018)

Nine-year-old tied up at home for mental illness (ht 10/03/2018)

Post earthquake studies have exposed Nepal’s lack of focus on mental health issues, by Patrice Moulton (kp 25/02/2018)

One in five people facing mental health problems (ht 17/02/2018)

Mentally-challenged man forced in shed since four decades, by Maheshwor Chamling Rai (rep 17/02/2018)

Psycho-social centre to open at Nakhkhu jail (kp 30/01/2018)

Number of mental health patients rising (ht 16/12/2017)

Counselling For Transformation, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 12/12/2017)

Mental illness on the rise in far-west (ht 12/10/2017)

Towards a happy work: placeLaws are needed to safeguard the rights of employees with mental health problems, by Prawash Gautam and Madhav Khatiwada (kp 08/10/2018)

Talking about mental illness: Only open public discourse can end  stigma associated with mental health, by Prawash Gautam (kp 24/09/2017)

Lest we forget: The number of dementia patients is expected to double by 2030; it is imperative to sensitise the Nepali people on Alzheimer’s and dementia, by Pramila Bajracharya Thapa (kp 22/09/2017)

Suicides increasing at alarming rate, says report, by Sabitri Shakal (ht 11/09/2017), ‘Talk openly about mental health problems (ht 11/09/2017)

Lack of access to mental health care contributing to increase in suicide rates, by Anita Shrestha (ht 09/09/2017)

Suicides on the rise in Myagdi, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 10/08/2017)

Kavre grappling with rising cases of suicide: 12 incidents reported in two weeks, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 01/08/2017)

Healthy young minds: Schools should give as much importance to students’ mental health as physical health, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 01/08/2017)

468 committed suicide in Kathmandu Valley last fiscal (ht 22/07/2017)

Physically, mentally challenged boy living in cage for a decade (ht 15/07/2017)

Talk is not cheap: Due to shortage of epidemiological studies it is hard to guess the extent of mental health problems in Nepal, by Pramod R. Regmi (rep 24/06/2017)

Mental health policy in the offing, says Minister Thapa (kp 04/05/2017)

Suicide prevention: Hearing is helping; In a place like Nepal with limited resources for those with suicidal thoughts, friends and family can be of tremendous help, by Sandeep Poudyal (rep 03/06/2017)

The silent epidemic, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 26/05/2017)

Leave no one behind: Psychosocial support for the adolescents and children scarred by the earthquake, by Rolinda Dhital (kp 22/04/2017)

Mental health problems on the rise (ht 11/04/2017)

Govt drafts new mental health policy (ht 10/04/2017)

Psychiatric patients to get free treatment and care soon (rep 08/04/2017)

Let’s talk about depression: A greater proportion of health budget can be allocated to this vitally important but often overlooked public health issue, by Poonam Khetrapal Singh (kp 07/04/2017), Support important for persons fighting depression: WHO (ht 07/04/2017)

Suicide rate continues to rise: 3,366 people killed themselves by hanging last fiscal (ht 06/04/2017), Growing suicide rates major cause for concern (kp 07/04/2017), An unquiet mind:Nepal has a long way to go to adequately tackle the enormity of mental health issues (kp 07/04/2017)

Boy, chained up for 17 years, in want of medical attention, by Surendra Bhandari (rep 14/03/2017), Teenager chained for 17 years returns home after treatment (ht 28/03/2017)

6-year old girl roped to wooden bed for two years, by Shankar Shrestha (kp 13/03/2017)

'People with depression need proper care to avoid suicide', by Ekson Rai (rep 11/03/2017)

It takes a village: In a society that continues to stigmatise mental illnesses, a two-pronged approach that uses both social and medical models in treating patients is beginning to bear fruit, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/02/2017)

Mentally ill struggle for life in Dipayal streets (ht 25/01/2017)

Stigma and silence: Economic hardships, political chaos and natural disasters have lead to an increase in the incidence of mental disorders in Nepal, by Ketan Dulal (nt 20/01/2017)

Civic Society in Dolpa helps mentally ill youth regain his sanity, by Ramchandra Neupane (rep 17/01/2017)

Mental patient languishing in iron cage (ht 14/01/2017)

Number of mental health patients on the rise (ht 15/10/2016)

The republic of insomnia: Nepalis face an epidemic of post-traumatic stress and sleep deprivation as the country copes with the aftermath of the earthquake and is tangled in endless turmoil (nt 07/10/2016)

Mental health: Pause and think: The provision of minimal mental health services in all general health services in community setting would not just provide timely treatment for people with mental illness, but would also have a huge role in reducing stigma, by Sagun Ballav Pant and Suman Giri (ht 06/09/2016)

Bound pregnant woman rescued in Bajura (ht 11/08/2016)

When Words Fail: Using art as a catalyst for healing in a society that continues to stigmatise mental health issues, by Sujan G. Amatya (kp 06/08/2016)

Disaster And Depression, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 06/08/2016)

Down and Out: Possible correlation between migration, mental health and an increase in suicide rates, by Smriti Basnet (nt 15/07/2016), Mental cost of migration: Mental health is not among the diseases for which returning migrant workers can seek compensation, by Shreejana Shrestha (15/07/2016), Neglect of the neglected: Official neglect has left Nepal’s healthcare workforce unprepared to care for mental illness, by Bibhav Acharya And Soniya Hirachan (nt 15/07/2016)

Mentally-ill youth shackled for three years (ht 26/03/2016)

Out of the shadowsNatural disasters, like the April earthquake, can result in mental  health issues for five to ten percent of the affected individuals, by Jagriti Bhattarai (kp 04/03/2016)

Mentally ill man freed after 20 yrs in chains (kp 13/10/2015)

Call for protecting dignity of mentally ill (ht 10/10/21015)

Pledge to save lives: Media can play a very important role in suicide prevention by disseminating information and raising awareness, by Ashley Hagaman, Kanchan Rawat and Sagun Ballav Pant (kp 30/09/2015)

Desperate measures: Government must allocate adequate budget for mental health (kp 10/09/2015)

4,350 suicide cases reported last fiscal (ht 10/09/2015), Most suicide cases go unreported (ht 11/09/2015), Suicide rate surges post quake: Report (kp 15/09/2015)

Quake victims waiting to be discharged from Trauma Centre, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 07/08/2015)

Health in emergency: Adults and children affected by disasters experinece mental health problems, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rep 13/07/2015)

Suicide rate up in Valley after quakes (kp 12/07/2015)

Worries, trauma hit mental health (kp 14/06/2015)

Heed the children: Children are at elevated risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, by Rashmi Pant (rep 30/05/2015), Art therapy sessions for kids (kp 31/05/2015)

This is not how your story should end: Studies show there is a rise in suicide in communities affected by natural disasters, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 29/05/2015)

Building back, inside out: The tremors will eventually stop, but their emotional and mental impacts are likely to linger, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 24/05/2015)

A silent killer: Suicide among Nepali women aged 15-45 increased from 10 percent in 1998 to 16 percent in 2009; It is now leading cause of death among Nepali women of reproductive age, by Sabi Gurung (rep 07/02/2015)

End pain, not lives: A hidden mental health epidemic is leading to an increase in suicides in Nepal, by Anjana Rajbhandary (nt 06/02/2015)

Rise in suicides attributed to mental health problems, by Bedraj Poudel (kp 23/12/2014)

Woman released after three decades in confinement, by Chandni Hamal (rep 11/12/2014)

Deadly serious: Mental health problems (rep 19/11/2014)

Mentally ill mother, kids living perilous life on the streets, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/11/2014)

Mental health problems spiraling out of control, by Arjun Poudel (rep 17/11/2014), Silence around mental health issues unfortunate, say psychologists, by Arjun Oli (kp 17/11/2014)

Mentally-ill man tied for seven yrs, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 30/10/2014)

Mind it: People hesitate to share their mental health issues as there is still great social stigma to mental illness, by Shristi Kafle (rep 21/10/2014)

Flood-hit women suffer from psychological problems, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 13/10/2014)

Whose problem is it anyway? More and more people, including children, have mental disorders these days, but nobody seems concerned, by Arjun Poudel (rep 12/10/2014)

‘People with mental illness need care not hatred’: Govt needs to implement policy pronto (ht 11/10/2014)

Mental health problems seen among flood victims of Dang, by Durga Lal KC (kp 10/10/2014)

Help sought to treat ‘mentally ill’ woman, by Purna BK (kp 30/09/2014)

Mentally ill confined at home for two years, by Sudip Kaini (kp 28/09/2014)

Mentally-ill confined for 25 yrs, by Giru Prasad Bhandari (kp 10/09/2014)

Mind matters; Policymakers need to invest in mental health to curb rising suicide rates (kp 10/09/2014)

Mind matters: Youth and mental health (rep 13/08/2014)

22-yr-old confined in room for 20 yrs, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 09/08/2014)

Why invest in mental health?, by Rabi Shakya (kp 07/08/2014)

Is Mental Health A Growing Problem?, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 13/06/2014)

1,333 psychiatric patients in Salyan (kp 12/06/2014)

Mentally ill jailbirds having hard time (ht 18/05/2014)

Intellectually disabled boy caged for years, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 04/05/2014)

Mentally ill man chained for four yearss, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 26/04/2014)

Need to tell autism and disability apart: Although autism cannot be cured, its severity can be reduced with the help of therapists, by Weena Pun (kp 01/04/2014), Early intervention must for damage control, interview with Deepak Mahara (kp 01/04/2014), Autism and education: Each student should have an individualised education plan, and only a joint parent-teacher effort can help autistic children learn, by Rajneesh Bhandari (kp 01/04/2014), Attention deficit: There is a need to spread awareness on autism beyond parents with autistic children (kp 02/04/2014)

‘Deprived of medication’, mentally ill resort to suicide, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 15/03/2014), Ailing boy shackled at home, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 15/03/2014)

Getting rid of mental health stigma, by Roshani Dhamala (rep 14/03/2014)

Taking a toll: Mental health problems (rep 01/03/2014)

Centre for Mental Health and Counselling –Nepal (CMC-Nepal)

Medical Corps International Forum: Issues and Challenges of Nepal Earthquake 2015 on Mental Health Services

Matrika Devkota. Mental health in Nepal: The voices of Koshish. American Psychological Association, July 2011

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