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The Health Collective’s mission is to raise awareness and share credible information on Mental Health and Mental Illness from an India lens, with original reportage, stories of lived experience, expert columns and comics. Till date we have ~300 stories, and more than 200K uniques on our site, as well as a vibrant, lovely community and […]

Mindscape Series: New Book on Young Mental Health Launched

Amrita Tripathi Articles

We did it! Book 2 in the Mindscape Series: Young Mental Health has been released. It was so wonderful to have a stellar panel to launch our book. Buy Book Two in the Mindscape series: Young Mental Health We promised a fab panel and that’s what we got — an authentic, informative conversation with my […]

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How Patients With Mental Illness and Hospitals in India are Coping with COVID-19

Mental Health Reporter's Diary

This story is reported as part of the India for Mental Health Fellowship launched in 2020 by Indiaspend in partnership with The Health Collective By Riddhi Dastidar New Delhi: For 14 years, Meenakshi Raman (name changed) had been taking her younger sister, 46-year-old Shruti (name changed), for treatment to the Institute of Human Behaviour and […]

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Your Stories: From Jabalpur to Delhi, Physical to Mental Health and Back Again

Amrita Tripathi Voices

By Amrita Tripathi A couple of months ago, I had the good fortune of being sent an advance copy of a manuscript titled It’s All in Your Head, M by Manjiri Indurkar. I couldn’t put it down, once I started reading, and that’s as much to do with the moving story — a very personal one […]

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It’s All in Your Head, M: An Excerpt

Mental Health Voices

Featuring an excerpt from the powerful and poignant ‘It’s All in Your Head, M’ by Manjiri Indurkar, with the kind permission of Westland Books. ALSO READ: Our interview with Manjiri Indurkar right here, including her thoughts on this excerpt below.   It’s All in Your Head, M: An Excerpt Moments that change your life are […]

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Mental Health Books: Reccos from Therapist and Author Meera Haran Alva

Health Collective Mental Health

By Meera Haran Alva There many books that have influenced me and some that I have recently discovered, which have added value to my life.   ALSO READ: Mental Health Book Reccos by Author and Editor Himanjali Sankar   I love the series of books by Harriet Lerner, I highly recommend her book titled ‘The […]

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Healthy Brains Global Initiative Invites Lived Experience Council Applications

Health Collective Mental Health

As many mental health stakeholders, advocates and organisations highlight the need to center discourse on Mental Health and Mental Illness around lived experience, here is a message from the Healthy Brains Global Initiative, which seeks to “mobilize US$10 billion for brain health research that will ultimately benefit people living with neurological and mental health disorders”, […]

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Loneliness, Isolation, Burn-out: Why Covid-19 Frontline Healthcare Workers Need Their Own Helpline

Amrita Tripathi Health Collective

While the entire country struggles with the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s perhaps not surprising that front line healthcare workers are dealing with the brunt of the issue. iCALL, TISS with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a dedicated multilingual counselling helpline “SWAASTHI” earlier this year for healthcare providers and […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020: Let’s Talk

Mental Health Videos

  This World Mental Health Day 2020, do check out an important converstaion that centers around lived experience and the art — books and music — created from very personal journeys. Featuring the wonderful Shreevatsa Nevatia, author of ‘How to Travel Light’, Shubhrata Prakash, author of ‘The D Word’, musicians Lil Todu and Bluesanova, the artists […]