Mental Health and You: The Work From Home Dilemma

By Vandita Morarka I work from home on several days through certain months of the year, owing to the nature of my work and multiple commitments. It’s generally not been for longer than a week at a time, though, which is perhaps why I’ve always found it convenient. Of late, though, I’ve had to work from […]

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Ask the Experts: What’s Stressing Out Indian Kids?

Ask the Experts with Dr Amit Sen   Amrita Tripathi, Founder-Editor, The Health Collective We’re in conversation today with senior psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen to take us through some of the most common stressors when it comes to child and adolescent mental health. Dr Amit Sen, Founder, Children First I think in India, one stressor that runs across all of childhood and adolescence […]

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Understanding ADHD/ ADD

By Devina Buckshee What comes to mind when you think of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? “Unfortunately a child who has ADHD is always imagined/perceived as a child who has excess energy, fidgety and most probably bored and in my mind an under-utilised child,” says Janki Mehta, Co-founder Mind Mandala. When […]

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We Need to Talk: Suicide and Suicide Prevention

By Amrita Tripathi A recent article in the Times of India highlighted that in India, a student takes his/her own life every hour. Every hour. Every year, we talk about exam stress, often ignoring relationship stress, the magnitude of pressure on the young, and certainly overlooking the fact that – as senior psychiatrist and co-founder of Children First, Dr Amit Sen […]

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Hidden Illness: The Dr Vikram Patel Interview

As part of our series, Ask the Experts, The Health Collective is delighted to share PART TWO of this interview with renowned psychiatrist Dr Vikram Patel, the Co-Founder, Sangath. Also Watch: Part One of the Interview     Amrita: Dr Patel, just to pick up a little bit from what we’re talking about in terms of […]

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Love, Understanding, and a Boyfriend with Bipolar Disorder

By NN*  I fell in love when I was 19. A seemingly innocuous statement that could have underlined the life of any person in the last year of their teens. But when I write love, I mean it was really love. The kind that matures over years of being together, tethered by a shared life and the […]

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Mental Health and Illness in India

As part of our series, Ask the Experts, The Health Collective is delighted to share this interview with renowned psychiatrist Dr Vikram Patel, the Co-Founder, Sangath.   Amrita: How important is it to normalise conversations around mental health and mental illness, especially in India, where people have to deal with stigma on an everyday basis? […]

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Epic Fail: Transport Woes and Your Stress Levels

By Devanik Saha We tend to talk about mental health at the work place, because as individuals we spend more than 1/3rd of our adult lives there, which makes it an obvious place of intervention. However, what about before you even start your work day? What about the difficulties in reaching your place of work? What […]

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