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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)