Love and Us: A Generation of Scaredy Cats

By Sukanya Sharma Has anyone seen this show called “Love” on Netflix? The premise is pretty much what the title suggests —  the show is about a couple trying to find love…emphasis on “trying”. I checked out the IMDB description, which reads, “A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations […]

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Ask the Experts: Bullying and School Kids

By Dr Amit Sen Bullying I feel is hugely underestimated and a lot of people don’t quite understand what it means. Schools that say they don’t have bullying– and many schools say  they don’t have any bullying in their schools — probably don’t understand what it (entails). Bullying is rampant, across cultures, across different age […]

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Understanding Trauma Therapies

By Scherezade Siobhan You can read Part 1 of this piece here In Poetry and Memory, James Applewhite writes – “Memory is always allowing itself to be used, but won’t be coerced; there are better strategies than head-on pressure. Memory has its own processes and its own selectivity. Scenes, faces, bits of story that rise up spontaneously are […]

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Your Stories: The Anxious Hat

By Jessica Xalxo   There had been a moment that morning. Just one. A single ray of sunshine had pierced the otherwise outwardly aesthetic room. Almost shooting at my head, as its golden tendril reflected off of the walls, before losing its novelty and direction. A single yellow spot amidst the black and white of my […]

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How Bullet Journal Helped Me Deal with My Anxiety & Why I Will Never Force It on You

By Rajashree Gandhi It has been over a year since I started using a bullet journal. It feels like possessing an extra mind that works towards a better ambience for the existing one. A simple Google search suggests how massive a trend bullet journaling is. It has benefited a variety of people, including mental health survivors. This […]

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Autism Awareness Day: Busting Myths

By Sukanya Sharma ‘People with autism are anti-social People with autism are stupid’ These are some common myths about autism, Radha Iyer, a parent of a 9 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder tells The Health Collective. While some people feel that children on the spectrum are incapable of living an independent life, she knows of […]

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Mental Health in the News

THE HEADLINE: How India Perceives Mental Health (The Live Love Laugh Foundation) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: High Awareness on Mental Illness is coupled with High Stigma. The Live Love Laugh Foundation and Kantar Public conducted a study of 3,556 people across 8 Indian cities to understand more about levels of awareness about mental health in India, […]

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