How to Cope With Your Brand New BPD Diagnosis: Part I

  Read More: http://www.healthcollective.in/helplines/   Read More: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml   Read More: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-the-border/200904/borderline-personality-disorder-is-real-part-i-diagnostic-validity   Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/oct/27/borderline-personality-disorder-stigmatised-misunderstood-misdiagnosed   Read More: http://www.mentalhealthsupport.co.uk/BorderlinePersonalityDisorder.html   Art by Solo for The Health Collective Solo is a writer and cartoonist from Bangalore. She likes reading, playing video games and binge-watching Netflix. Her life would have been rather unremarkable had it not been for her […]

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The Case for Compassion, Not Judgement

By Varkha Chulani I am writing this from the city where Kate Spade unfortunately ended her life. In a matter of a few days, two celebrities had taken their life into their own hands, and decided that they wanted no more if it. While their families grieved, these acts became discussion points for complete strangers […]

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Mental Health in the News

THE HEADLINE: AIIMS explores link between yoga and mental health (The Indian Express) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said that there are 20 research projects at the premier medical institute looking at the potential health benefits of yoga, including for preventive medicine. The Indian Express references a recent study “showing […]

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Death by Suicide: Answering Some Key Questions

By Kamna Chhibber Recent news has highlighted how an individual from any walk of life, regardless of gender, age, stage of life, socio-economic, religious or cultural background may be susceptible to death by suicide. These incidents have left many confused, some overwhelmed, and others unsure of what happened. To the average man, the lives that […]

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Make the Most of Therapy: Five Things You Can Do

By Kamna Chhibber The investment that goes into therapy — be it time, effort, your self or money — is enormous. When you pitch in as much as you do in therapy, undoubtedly you want to derive the maximum from it. Yet many people are left feeling that therapy is not giving them back as […]

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Holding the Rain: Short Film Aims to Fight Stigma

The Health Collective speaks to Stewart Hannah, a filmmaker from Scotland who recently released Holding the Rain, a 2 minute silent film aimed at raising awareness about OCD. Stewart says he’s been fascinated by story-telling and filming since childhood, and graduated from the London Film Academy in 2011. He tells Sukanya Sharma that the short film […]

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Gaslighting: Getting Help and Healing

By Scherezade Siobhan This is Part 2 of a Series on Gaslighting. Read Part One, GASLIGHTING: RED FLAGS  The logical question that follows any discussion about the red flags of gaslighting– How does someone heal from this kind of abuse? Here is a more general layout for possible ways in which you can begin to […]

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Gaslighting: Red Flags

By Scherezade Siobhan In recent times, we have all observed widespread and complicit attempts at gaslighting women in public and personal spheres. Whether it is questioning the veracity of assault survivors and their stories or continued social media targeting of a woman journalist to dissuade her from doing her job, we are all watching these heinous […]

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