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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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