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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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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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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