Sexual Harassment and Healing from Trauma

The recent #MeToo campaign has brought to light again how sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for many women and men. There’s no question about some of the major after-effects of dealing with an experience like this. “Trauma is at its core an emotional response to an overwhelming (negative) event. It makes changes in the […]

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Voices: What is Stressing out Delhi’s Girls?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. If untreated, these conditions severely influence children’s development, their educational attainments and their potential to live a fulfilling and productive life. In the recent past, the debate around mental health has got some traction, with efforts being made by different stakeholders to […]

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November News: Best of Health Collective

Firstly, a BIG thank you to you, our readers and community. We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome this past year. We aspire to do much more, launch our news series, India’s Voxes, Ask the Experts, and more… Do keep sharing your thoughts, comments, stories and feedback here / @healthcollectif. Check out our November Newsletter right here & don’t forget to sign […]

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Suicide Prevention: Is India’s Data Enough to Tackle the Complex Issue?

‘Farmers commit suicide due to debt and crop failure’.  ‘Housewives commit suicide due to domestic violence’. ‘Young students commit suicide due to failure in exams’. You will have seen these phrases, which commonly appear in media reports and social media discussions on suicide in India. More often than not, any debate or discussion tends to revolve […]

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Understanding Therapy

As part of our special series, Understanding Therapy, The Health Collective features Dr Bhavana Gautam. Dr Gautam is a wellness consultant and certified Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) counsellor practising in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She speaks to The Health Collective about therapy and the importance of trust and communication between patients and therapists. It’s important to keep in mind: There’s […]

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Mental Health in the News: Toxic Air and Mental Health

THE HEADLINE: How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health (Science Daily) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health have found that air pollution not only affects the lungs, but also the brain. The study merged results of a study with 6,000 participants, with an air pollution database, with records corresponding […]

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