Asma Humayun

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
Mental health and work

Mental health and work

Inequality, harassment and unsafe working conditions can lead to mental illness. Published 10 Oct, 2017 03:03am
Parachinar suicides

Parachinar suicides

Violence has compounded the mental health crisis. Updated 04 Aug, 2017 05:58pm
Mental health priorities

Mental health priorities

Policy and legislation need to converge for mental healthcare and services to improve. Published 19 Nov, 2016 02:42am
Justice miscarried

Justice miscarried

Schizophrenia is an established mental illness. Published 23 Oct, 2016 02:06am
A silent epidemic

A silent epidemic

The Pakistan Psychiatric Society needs to assume greater responsibility in prioritising national needs. Published 15 Oct, 2016 01:24am
Treating addiction

Treating addiction

Does Pakistan really have a drug policy? Published 04 Sep, 2016 04:01am