Relationship Stress and More: What’s Troubling our Kids

Ask the Experts Guest Contributors

By Dr. Samir Parikh I have been working with children across the country for almost two decades now. As a part of the Fortis School Mental Health Program, our team works at various levels, from close interactions with students, teachers, to parents. In this process, there is an evident disconnect between the adults’ perception of the […]

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Ask the Experts: Dr Google and the Problem with Self-Diagnosis

Ask the Experts Mental Health

By Ratna Golaknath Don’t we always know when something doesn’t feel quite right with us? Aren’t we the first to figure out when our mood is low, irritable or even exuberant or aggressive? Sometimes we pick up on the pattern in our moods- ‘I get really low around my period’, ‘ I find the holidays […]

Your Stories: How to Navigate Relationships and Love With Depression

Guest Contributors Mental Health

By Shubhrata Prakash Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and to use a cheesy line, well, “Love is in the air”! However, love is not always romantic love. Love defines so many relationships in our lives. Love for our parents, love for our children, love for our siblings and the extended family. Love for […]

Ask the Experts: Tips on How to Parent Teens and Tweens

Ask the Experts Guest Contributors

By Dr Bhavana Gautam A large part of my counselling base comprises of young adults and teenagers. With the teens or tweens, the most common scenario is a call from a worried, anxious parent seeking an appointment. And despite a variety of reasons for seeking consultation, there are some common triggers which prod most parents […]

Comics for Mental Health

How to Tackle a Panic Attack: Deep Breathe In, Deep Breathe Out

Comics for Mental Health Kishore Mohan

  This comic was inspired by this Breathing Exercise for Panic Attacks from the NHS UK Breathe in as slowly, deeply and gently as you can, through your nose Breathe out slowly, deeply and gently through your mouth Some people find it helpful to count steadily from one to five on each in-breath and each […]

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How to Own Your Story and Move Beyond a Diagnosis of Depression or BPD

Amrita Tripathi Articles

By Amrita Tripathi Last weekend at the Jaipur Literature Festival, it was a privilege to speak to Dr Shelja Sen, well-known psychologist, co-founder of Children First, and the author of Reclaim Your Life, as well as Shabri Prasad Singh, the brave author of Borderline, a novel on borderline personality disorder. Both women are inspiring, passionate […]

Rainbow Pride

Pride and Love: How to Navigate Intimacy and Emotional Health

Articles Mental Health

This article is part of our FREEDOM SERIES; in the run-up to Valentine’s Day and as we aim to upend the mass-market cookie cutter romance-celebrations, we’re taking a closer look at Relationships. Whether you’re out and proud or trying to navigate your own way, we’re here to tell you you’re #NotAlone and that we’re committed […]

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Hey No, That’s Not True: Busting Six Myths About Depression

Articles Ask the Experts

By Hvovi Bhagwagar Myth 1: Depression = Sadness Not True. Probably the most common thing I have heard in clinical practice is the assumption that any sad/dull/low feeling can be labelled “depression”. This is because people confuse any sadness with Depression. So I spend time educating patients that sadness is a healthy negative emotion, which is natural […]

Mpower and Chal Rang De create the Art Express project in Mumbai

Art Express: Mental Health Awareness One Brush Stroke at a Time

Articles Reporter's Diary

By Sukanya Sharma It was an unusual Sunday in Bandra, Mumbai thanks to an art project called ‘Art Express’, organised by Mpower in collaboration with Chal Rang De (a non-profit that seeks to transform communities using art). With the aim to de-stigmatise mental health, the Art Express project attracted numerous volunteers who painted the streets […]

Homesickness and loneliness

Urban Life: Is Homesickness Making You Sick?  

Articles Reporter's Diary

By Sukanya Sharma In the late 17th century, the term ‘nostalgia’ was coined by a Swiss physician named Johannes Hofer, according to this fascinating article in The Atlantic. “A longing to be back home”, nostalgia was “considered a psychopathological disorder” and there were a range of treatments prescribed. Leeching and bullying are two noted in […]