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Mental Health Awareness

The world is going through an crises which is unimaginable, where people are quarantined at home, some are self isolating, and all of us are uncertain of the future.  It is therefore paramount important that we encourage mental health awareness all year, every year.  During this difficult times as such, it is natural to feel blue and lot of us are struggling with anxiety ,Depression and restlessness.  It is important to hold on a little bit and also hold a positive outlook and utilize this time to check up on our loved ones, check up on each other, raise each other up. Also make best efforts to be present for the people we care and love. But most importantly to be there for yourself.So let's just slow down for a bit, rejuvenate, breathe, and let's be kind and gentle to ourselves and others.  Remember, no skill will ever be worth more than your peace of mind.Indulge yourself in whatever truly gives you joy. Also, talk. Talk your hearts out.Remember, we are all in

Happy International Yoga Day

The theme for International Yoga Day 2020 is Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home. According to the United Nations, while social distancing measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have shut down yoga studios, practitioners have turned to home practice and online resources. The theme highlights that yoga is a powerful tool to deal with stress of uncertainty and isolation and helps maintaining physical well-being. celebrate International Yoga  Day 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, has started a campaign called 'Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family' to encourage people to practice it and stay healthy. Yoga Day 2020: Benefits of Yoga Yoga is known to keep the balance between body and mind and help get rid of age-old diseases. From chronic diseases to deadly diseases like cancer, Yoga is the solution to every problem. Here are a few benefits of Yoga- Boosts immunity Relieves depression, anxiety and stress Strengthens bones, relieve joi

FATHER'S DAY !

Always a son's first hero, a daughter's first love and charm, none other other than their fathers, their DAD.  And in what better day to remind them of your love ? Every year 3rd Sunday of June is celebrated as FATHER'S DAY . Father's Day is a day of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated in almost 111 countries and represents not only fathers but also the fatherly figures in our lives.  "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano  Your mother teach us to love but also your father teach you many life lessons even though it remains unheard of.  We may not get to hold our father's hand but we had their hand on our back as appreciation and support. Love and care.  This year , on Father's Day , may be you won't be able to take your fathers to their favourite restaurants. But you can surprise t

The Workhouse Legacy – Child rag pickers during COVID 19

The Workhouse Legacy – Child rag pickers during COVID 19 -           - Vaishnavi K N COVID – 19 has plunged the world into a crisis of unprecedented magnitude and scope. Health crisis occupies the forefront, but we cannot ignore the massive impact on the economy and society on the whole. These impacts will not be spread uniformly across the world. Vulnerable communities across the world will be the worst affected by the immediate and secondary repercussions of the pandemic. Now more than ever we need to ensure our children are safe On June 12 th every year, we observe Anti Child Labor Day. The theme of World Against Child Labor 2020 is " Protect children from child labour, now more than ever ". This year saw ILO, UNICEF and many other organizations move their campaigns online. The virtual campaign drew attention to the need to generate an environment for children to grow and live a dignified life and also to fight against child labor throughout the world.According

United we fall, Divided we stand !

United we fall, Divided we stand ! A little distance can unite us all. Keep social distance. Social distancing and self quarantine are necessary to break the chain of corona virus .It is one of the most effective way to fight against COVID -19. -Pooja Sarkar Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Heeals/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/heeals Instagram:  Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/heealsindia/ Kindly Donate To Sustain Our Work In Corona Pandemic Donation Details Are Below DONATORS LOCATED IN INDIA Account Number:  002101200566 Bank:   ICICI  Address:   ICICI, Gurgaon Branch Sco-18 & 19 Sector -14, Huda Shopping Center, Gurgaon -122001                     RTGS/NEFT IFSC CODE:   ICIC0000021 INTERNATIONAL DONATORS Please email:   communications@heeals.org

COVID-19 - SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES

One of the major symptoms of covid-19 is sore throat. Other signs of symptoms include fever, cough, respiratory symptoms, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath. if you feel you are  dealing with any of the combinations of the symptoms mentioned here: then  - isolate yourself as quickly as possible -go for medical checkup as soon as possible  or call the public health authority. "PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE" To prevent the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands for 20 seconds regularly. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Stay home if you feel unwell and self isolate from others. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance - Pooja Sarkar Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Heeals/

1.33 billion People, a Pandemic, and Biomedical Waste

1.33 billion People, a Pandemic, and Biomedical Waste Vaishnavi K N When the world is faced with a pandemic, it is only natural that there is a spike in the demand and hence the production of medical equipment, medicines, and related services. And more the production and consumption, more is the waste generated. The management and disposal of biomedical waste are to be done according to Bio-Medical Waste Management (BMWM) Rules 2016, under the provision of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1986. The waste is to be segregated at source, color-coded, and transported to common bio-medical waste treatment facilities (CBWTFs) where they undergo treatment such as incineration, autoclaving, microwaving (to disinfect), etc. Now the question is, is India equipped to deal with the surge of biomedical and plastic waste in this COVID era? To put things into perspective, as of 2018, India has 200 CBWTF in operation across 28 states, the remaining 7 do not have CBTWFs. This has not

Time for Nature !!!

Time for Nature !!! “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” —John Ruskin The quote holds true especially in the times when on one hand the world is fighting with this pandemic together and on the other hand nature is healing slowly and gradually. Air traffic is down, fewer cars are on the road, and factories are closed; thus air pollution has drastically decreased in many parts of the world. There is a large improvement in air quality, especially in urban areas — from alarming or poor to satisfactory or good. Due to the lockdown, the drainage of industrial waste into the river water has stopped and this has brought a significant change in the water quality. The dissolved oxygen has increased in water thus aquatic life has flourished. At HEEALS we believe in doing our bit. On the occasion of World Environment Day , we would like to educate our readers and also pledge to bring some changes in our lifestyle , so as to put less bu