Ask the Experts: Dr Thara of SCARF on Schizophrenia, Stigma and Conversations

By Amrita Tripathi Dr R Thara of the Schizophrenia Research Foundation, India (SCARF) answers some questions on schizophrenia, common myths and misconceptions and what people should know about the disorder. What are some of the things that have really stayed with you from your work at SCARF?  Experiences in dealing with patients and their families, […]

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Your Stories: Surviving as a Care-Giver

Editor’s Note: We appreciate your courage, dear contributors, and are the first to say you *must take care of yourselves first. We imagine this as a safe space for conversation and feel that sometimes there is something — dare we say — liberating, even validating? In putting the words out there for others to hear. […]

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Depression

Your Stories: D is for Depression

By Amrita Tripathi Shubhrata Prakash, author of The D Word, speaks to us about her journey battling depression. She is equally honest about what keeps her going, as she is about the challenges that remain — because let’s not kid ourselves, there is no magical short cut to happily ever after. Healing takes work. Her […]

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Sociopaths and Emotional Abuse: Signs to Watch Out For

Editor’s Note: A Mumbai-based psychologist we spoke to says that she sees many more women who fall prey to men (usually men, according to her experience) who appear charming, but display “dark triad” traits, which includes psychopathic, everyday sadistic, narcissistic traits. We aren’t all conditioned to recognise emotional abuse for what it is. With what’s known as […]

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Racing to the Brink: Mental Health and You

By Varkha Chulani “What is this life if, full of care,  We have no time to stand and stare.” W.H. Davies’ poignant words from his poem Leisure, exactly defines Mumbai-ites today. Look around and see. The rush. The mad race. The urgency. The chase. It appears we are vying with each other for who will […]

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