Asma Humayun

Right to mental health

Right to mental health

The primary right of a citizen with a mental disorder is to have access to essential services. Published 02 Sep, 2022 07:41am
Mental health helplines

Mental health helplines

Any and all services for mental healthcare need to be rights-based. Published 21 Jul, 2022 08:32am
Mental health turnaround

Mental health turnaround

Internationally, there is an encouraging movement to support the cause of mental health. Published 07 Jul, 2022 07:50am
Science and self-harm

Science and self-harm

According to the World Health Organisation, nearly 20,000 people die by suicide every year in Pakistan. Updated 02 Jan, 2022 08:46am
Unregulated mental healthcare

Unregulated mental healthcare

Mental healthcare services must be freely accessible and based on regulated, scientific protocols. Published 29 Jul, 2021 06:53am
Mental health goals

Mental health goals

Hopefully, the government’s mental health initiative will prove to be a game changer. Published 15 Jul, 2021 08:02am
Blaming the victim

Blaming the victim

The psychological consequences of blaming the victim, or delegitimising their experiences, are far-reaching. Updated 22 Apr, 2021 09:10am
Time to invest in mental health

Time to invest in mental health

Some of the mental health disorders in Pakistan are leading causes of illness and disability; responsible for immense suffering. Updated 11 Oct, 2020 05:28pm
Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention

There are two reasons why Pakistan lags behind when it comes to prioritising mental health. Published 11 Sep, 2020 07:26am
Distressed media

Distressed media

Journalists’ mental health is hardly talked about. Published 17 Jul, 2020 07:18am
Front-line anxiety

Front-line anxiety

Healthcare workers’ emotional needs must be addressed. Updated 07 Jun, 2020 08:17am
Prisons of the mind

Prisons of the mind

Our jails are poor settings for psychiatric treatment. Published 26 Apr, 2019 06:50am
Mental health reforms

Mental health reforms

Pakistan has no mental health policy or plan; it allocates no budget for mental healthcare. Published 03 Dec, 2018 06:57am
A teenage dream

A teenage dream

Adolescent mental health needs are known to intensify in humanitarian and fragile-state settings. Published 08 Oct, 2018 06:52am
Human rights & mental health

Human rights & mental health

Widespread stigma leads to misconceptions that people with mental disorders cannot be trusted. Published 18 Sep, 2018 07:13am
Development & mental health

Development & mental health

Mental healthcare is not only a public health priority but has far-reaching consequences for the state. Published 20 Aug, 2018 07:09am
Prisoners or patients?

Prisoners or patients?

Our jail system is designed to punish without recognising the mental health needs of inmates. Published 28 Apr, 2018 07:00am
Supporting seniors

Supporting seniors

Untreated mental disorders in an older adult can worsen the prognosis of common physical conditions. Published 16 Mar, 2018 07:14am
Stealing childhoods

Stealing childhoods

Many children endure years of guilt feeling responsible for acts of sexual abuse they could not prevent. Updated 13 Feb, 2018 09:30am
The unholy nexus

The unholy nexus

Pharma and doctors have a symbiotic relationship. Published 03 Dec, 2017 07:16am