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Affirmations: I am Happy and Healthy

Affirmations Comics for Mental Health

By Adwaita Das     With new diseases being discovered and new products manufactured every day, it is difficult to believe that we can be healthy or happy. Remaining dissatisfied and sick becomes a toxic habit. How many times a day do we recite our problems? The beginning of wellness is the acceptance of wellness. […]

Youth Bol Report

YouthBol: What’s the Health Wishlist for 1 Lakh Young Indians?

Articles Health Collective

YouthBol, a campaign launched last September by the Centre for Catalysing Change and its partner USAID’s Maternal Child Survival Plan Project, released findings from a poll that reached more than 1 lakh young Indians. The idea was to find out what Young India’s priorities are when it comes to health and well-being. Their press release […]

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Meet the Community Leaders: Apurupa Vatsalya of Bibliotherapy

Articles Mental Health

The Health Collective has kicked off a series focusing on community leaders working on mental health awarness in the country. Here are excerpts of an interview by Vandita Morarka with the Mumbai-based Apurupa Vatsalya, an intersectional feminist and a lawyer-turned-sexuality-educator, writer, researcher and trainer. Vatsalya works in the realm of gender, sexuality, safety, body positivity, […]

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Affirmations: I am Loved and Respected

Affirmations Comics for Mental Health

By Adwaita Das     We all want love and respect. It is but natural. Love are respect are food for the soul and the spirit. Never settle for less. Affirm and claim for oneself, the very best of the best.   About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with […]

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Art for Mental Health: Say it Loud, I am Proud of Myself

Comics for Mental Health Voices

By Adwaita Das     About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong Onyo Golpo, her debut feature film, is ready for release. She is currently creating art to share good vibes, and writing epic sci-fi fantasy to make mindfulness the coolest thing! Check Out Affirmations […]

Ask the Experts: What’s Troubling our Kids?

Articles Ask the Experts

वो समस्याएं जो आपके बच्चों-किशोरों को करती है परेशान डॉ. समीर पारिख मैं बीते दो दशक से देश भर में बच्चों के साथ काम कर रहा हूं. फोर्टिस समूह के स्कूल मेंटल हेल्थ प्रोग्राम से जुड़े होने के कारण, हमारी टीम कई स्तरों पर काम करती है. इसमें छात्र, टीचर और पैरेंट्स सबसे बातचीत करना भी शामिल […]

Mental health Day 2019

Let’s Talk Mental Health: The Gurgaon Literature Festival Focuses on Mental Health This Year

Amrita Tripathi Articles

This year, the Gurgaon Literature Festival will be focusing on Mental Health and Illness. Festival director Shabri Prasad Singh, who has written a book called Borderline, based on Borderline Personality Disorder shares some of her thoughts in our email Q&A with The Health Collective‘s Amrita Tripathi. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. What: […]

Mental Health and You

Let’s Talk Mental Health: Mumbai Event Report

Articles Reporter's Diary

By Vandita Morarka We curated a space with Bibliotherapy* for conversations on mental health, drawing upon the narratives in the book, “Real stories of dealing with Depression” by Amrita Tripathi & Arpita Anand in Mumbai, at Doolally Khar. The space focused on reimagining what wellbeing, mental health, self and community care can look like – […]

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Your Stories: Battling Stigma, Expectations and other Burdens as a Young Adult with Depression

Mental Health Voices

By Ishita Mehra I used to think that the inability to work was an excuse most people would make to get off work. Until I reached that inability to work and function and then I became ‘that person’ with ‘that excuse’ to get off work. ‘That person’ with ‘that excuse’ of not knowing how to express […]

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Art for Mental Health: You are Unique and the World Needs You

Affirmations Comics for Mental Health

  About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong Onyo Golpo, her debut feature film, is ready for release. She is currently creating art to share good vibes, and writing epic sci-fi fantasy to make mindfulness the coolest thing! Check Out Affirmations by Adwaita Das Disclaimer: […]