The Health Collective is a place for stories, original reportage, art and comics around Mental Health and Mental Illness, from an India lens. Edited by journalist and writer Amrita Tripathi (that’s me), the site is meant to be a safe space, a harbour for us to think about, examine, talk about and excavate some complicated […]
By Adwaita Das “Gender is beyond just body parts. All women who identify as women are women. The mighty feminine is an indomitable, indestructible, invincible energy.” ALSO SEE:
Following is an e-interview with debut novelist Shreya Ramachandran, author of The Worlds Within You. Do read a short excerpt of the book here. Tell us a bit about what led you to write about The Worlds Within You? It’s strange because I always loved writing, I was always ‘known’ by my love of it, so […]
The following is from The Worlds Within You by Shreya Ramachandran, excerpted with permission from Penguin Random House India. You can read an e-interview with author Shreya Ramachandran #comingsoon. “Did Sam remember all this? Did she tally my life decisionsand actions like they were marks in a game of Scrabble? Howfar back did everyone’s memory […]
By Adwaita Das “In all our brilliant light and tender darknesses, in all our colours on brave display, as well as those hues contained in our soulful depths, in all our shapes and shades, we deserve love; we are worthy of being loved. Rather than blindly chase the clichéd conditioned binary romance, let us practice the […]
This book aims to present evidence-based strategies to tackle suicide, using interviews, case studies, and conversations that lay readers can make sense of, while proposing an outline of steps that policy makers, journalists and key stakeholder groups can collaborate on to provide better solutions and save precious lives in India.
By Adwaita Das “Here at the beginning of the new year, opening oneself to getting and having all the wonderful things one wants and needs. In the face of the ever-looming dystopia, imagining-affirming-manifesting a fantastic future for each individual, as well as, the whole planet.”
How is parenting changing in the pandemic times? Sukanya Sharma takes a closer look.
Disability is a social issue, not a physical one. Gouri Bhuyan writes about the need to reassess how we approach disability and stop perpetuating discrimination, making a call for Mental health practitioners to rethink their gaze. Reprinted here with permission from the Mariwala Health Initiative
Love and Rage: The Inner Worlds of Children is a fascinating book by psychologist Nupur Paiva Dhingra; as a new edition is released with information related to the pandemic, here’s something all parents need to know – the kids aren’t alright, and distress comes in many forms.
There are many differences in how distress shows up in children, and nowhere more perhaps than this pandemic. Learn more in this excerpt from psychologist Nupur Paiva Dhngra’s book In Love and Rage