So we’re finally done with 2020… phew! give yourselves a pat on the back for making it through.The Health Collective has also been going for four and a half years now, working after-hours, on weekends, and anywhere in between, as we double down on our mission to raise awareness and share credible information on Mental […]
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 […]
Living with Anxiety and Depression, young Mental Health Advocates Arjun Gupta and Ayushi Khemka share some reality checks including how they cope, things that have helped them and some of the big challenges, in conversation with Anindita Chatterjee.
For many persons with psychosocial disabilities across India interviewed for the India for Mental Health Fellowship piece, disability pension was insufficient, inconsistent or nonexistent during the lockdown.
What is the biggest change going to be to your work-life in the after (Covid-19) times? We speak to Anindita Chatterjee, a senior content director at Radio Mirchi, speaking here in her personal capacity as a Mental Health Advocate, on her concerns about the death of the office, what it’s meant for our work lives, […]
Why has this year been so disappointing when it comes to the dialogue around Mental Health in India? And what are some of the most common myths that we need to be done with as we move into 2021? I put these questions and more to Social Psychologist and Founder, Anna Chandy & Associates, Anna […]
What do we make of ‘Mental Health in India’ — What are the issues we need to be talking about, the conversations we need to be having? Where is the reality check to balance out the pop psychology on display, the nuance to balance out the click-bait, and the real information to check the (all-too-often-toxic) […]
By Ayushi Khemka A year or two ago, I remember seeing a popular “women-centric digital platform in India” selling their own merchandise, specifically a hoodie with “ANXIETY! ANXIETY! ANXIETY!” written over it in big, bold letters and bright colours. On probing further, I found out that the product description contained words like “quirky” to flesh […]
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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 […]