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Announcing: The India for Mental Health Fellowship

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2020 is finally here… and with it, an exciting announcement! Applications are now open for the first edition of the ‘India for Mental Health Fellowship’, brought to you by The Health Collective and India Spend.     Find out more info here including on how to apply The objective: Four reporting fellows will cover Mental […]

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Affirmations: I Accept Comfort

Affirmations Comics for Mental Health

By Adwaita Das     The glorification of discomfort looms large. Fear of comfort lurks in the hearts of humans. Remember, discomfort can be an addiction. A state of discomfort can become a comfort zone, sending people into panic if things start getting good. There is a way out of the trap. Each of us […]

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Affirmations: I Let Go of Pain

Affirmations Comics for Mental Health

By Adwaita Das   Human beings can tolerate incredible pain and get used to it. To let go of the habit of trauma, we can shift into the practice of catharsis. With affirmations, one can begin to release the pattern of pain and step into wellness   About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of […]

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थेरेपी से कितना फ़ायदा हो सकता है, जानिए

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यह आलेख हमारी विस्तृत सिरीज़ अंडरस्टैंडिंग थेरेपी का हिस्सा है.  रत्ना गोलकनाथ थेरेपी लेने का फ़ैसला आसान नहीं होता है, मन में कई तरह के ख़्याल होते हैं. किसी पर भरोसा करें या नहीं, क्या यह समय और पैसों की बर्बादी होगी? जैसे सवाल भी उभरते हैं. इतना ही नहीं यह चिंता भी होती है कि […]

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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. […]

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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 […]