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50+ And Healthy Examines the Importance of Mental Health as We Age

Dr. Murali Rao, an expert on clinical geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry, addresses the concepts of mental health and mental illnesses in the overarching context of healthy aging in 50+ and Healthy: What You Need to Know About Mental Health and Healthy Aging — for You and Your Loved Ones. This exceptionally strong, evidence-based guide emphasizes the importance of nurturing our mental health as we grow older. Read more of Hinton Magazine’s feature by clicking below!

Global Pandemic: Older Adults Hit Harder Mentally And Physically By Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a serious toll on the mental health of individuals throughout the world, but the elderly population is being disproportionately affected. Older generations are more likely to have underlying conditions, leaving them isolated at home with increased fear over catching the virus. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Murali Rao, MD, Author and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Loyola University Medical Center, on what can be done to support and protect the elderly community amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Presenting Dr. Rao’s new book, 50+ and Healthy: What You Need to Know About Mental Health and Healthy Aging- for You and Your Loved Ones

50+ and Healthy is an exceptionally strong, evidence-based guide to help facilitate positive mental health. It presents easy-to-understand information on a topic of great importance – healthy aging, mental health, and mental illnesses. This information is prepared by an internationally renowned leader in the field – Professor Murali Rao, MD, FACLP, DLFPA, Professor & Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the well-known Loyola University in Chicago.

This text is a wonderful opportunity to know about available resources, practical approaches, and a GAME PLAN(TM) method enabling you to help yourself and your loved ones, of any age, in moments of distress or mental health crisis. The book is for readers of any educational and professional background. There is no technical jargon. With easily presented information and relatable case studies, you can learn a lot in a very short time. Here’s what Dr. Rao covers:

  • Healthy aging and mental health
  • Common mental illnesses, why people get them, how to identify them, and how to manage them
  • Practical approaches for first aid and later interventions
  • Self-care for mental health and successful aging

If you are interested in healthy aging and how to help yourself, your family members, and your friends with mental health, this book is for you. Empower yourself with mental health knowledge today!

All proceeds go to NNDC- India Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to help their team promote mental health awareness, breakdown the stigma of mental illness, and provide communities in India and the US with proper mental health education and medical resources.

January-May 2020 Newsletter

Check out our quarterly newsletter for January-May of 2020! This is your go-to source for NNDC-IF news. Keep up with our organization’s activities, mental health resources, curated presentations and webinars, as well as opportunities for volunteer work and membership. This newsletter contains information about our new COVID-19 educational e-book, our new complimentary tele-counseling service, and webinars we’re conducting to inform and ease the public about the ongoing pandemic. We hope you enjoy reading this quarter’s newsletter!

September-December 2019 Newsletter

Check out our quarterly newsletter for September-December 2019! This is your go-to source for NNDC-IF news. Keep up with our organization’s activities, mental health resources, curated presentations and webinars, as well as opportunities for volunteer work and membership. This newsletter is particularly special, as it highlights one of our lifetime members, Dr. Sanjay Siddhartha. He visited India in November, and spent some time educating and spreading awareness with NNDC- India Foundation. He highlights his entire experience in this newsletter, as well as in the special edition video below. We hope you enjoy reading this special edition newsletter!

Introduction to NNDC-India Foundation

Check out our very first newsletter from August 2019! These newsletters are your go-to source for NNDC-IF news. Keep up with our organization’s activities, mental health resources, curated presentations and webinars, as well as opportunities for volunteer work and membership. Take a look for an introduction to NNDC- India Foundation, our experiences presenting on NNDC-IF at our first few conferences, teaching volunteers about mental health and first aid in trainings, and forming partnerships that will allow us to spread our message throughout India and the US. We hope you enjoy reading our first newsletter!

Our e-book, COVID-19: Mental Health Issues, is now here!

COVID-19: Mental Health Issues is a unique, hand-curated guide to understanding the virus and learning about its significant effects on mental health. It also includes factual, evidence-based resources and tips for taking care of your mental well-being during this time. Easy to navigate, this collection represents a broad spectrum of a variety of recent publications about COVID-19, with the primary content centered around related mental health issues. This guide addresses topics that range from understanding how to manage stress and anxiety during home isolation, to coping with the sickness of friends, relatives, or colleagues. It is free for everyone to read. If you’d like to your own copy, please email shosseini@nndcif.org

COVID-19, A Global War The Virus’ Effect on Mental Health By Zenobia Ravji

The pandemic of COVID-19 has directly affected the health and wellbeing of many around the world. In the midst of this global pandemic, there is much talk about the urgent need for personal protective equipment, respirators, and the need for continued testing. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have put out several tips and protocols to flatten the curve, such as social distancing. However, there is not much talk on the mental health crisis that has risen as a result of this pandemic.

Flattening the Curve in India:COVID-19 and the Rise of Mental Health Cases By Zenobia Ravji

The Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) has seen a rise in mental illness after the outbreak of COVID-19. According to a recent survey by the IPS, there has been a 20% rise in mental illness cases in India. The 21-day nationwide lockdown, which was announced by Prime Minister Modi to curb the spread of COVID-19, could potentially be a reason behind the rise in mental health issues. Furthermore, it is apparent that many people have lost their sense of security in these times of uncertainty. Thus, they are living in fear. They are afraid of losing their jobs, their financial security, their loved ones, and their well-being.