Mandala Art

Mind-Body Connection: Taking a ‘Hands-on’ Approach to Mental Well-being

In the last year people seem to have taken to what can be called mindfulness art practices like Mandala, Zentangle, pottery, therapeutic knitting as ways to deal with their anxiety and the general sense of uncertainty that the pandemic brought to our lives. Find out why that is and what might help you in this special post on The Health Collective

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Does Mental Health in India have a Fake News Problem?

In this episode of Health Collective Talks, Amrita Tripathi speaks to the co-founder and chief of Product for Quilt.AI, Dr Angad Chowhdry to unpack findings from a recent report on Mental Health in India. From the finding that there were ‘11 MILLION searches for Anxiety‘ alone, to his belief that some major intervention may be […]

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Mental Health

My Journey with Anxiety: No, It’s Not Nervousness

By Ayushi Khemka A year or two ago, I remember seeing a popular “women-centric digital platform in India” selling their own merchandise, specifically a hoodie with “ANXIETY! ANXIETY! ANXIETY!” written over it in big, bold letters and bright colours. On probing further, I found out that the product description contained words like “quirky” to flesh […]

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Gaming and Mental Health

Game On: How Playing Video Games Helped My Mental Health

By Ananya Borgohain While Covid-19 and the lockdowns have made the world a smaller place, they have also reduced it to the status of a narrow portal, where students, the elderly, professionals and homemakers alike live in unison with uncertainty, stress and the gripping fear that they may not meet loved ones this year. Much […]

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Mental Health and Books

Learning to Grieve with Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking

By Arpita Das Grief lives in the body, someone said. After my father’s death I began to understand what that insightful set of words meant. At inopportune moments, especially in a closed room with several people, I would feel my chest contracting till I felt I had to fall back on the Lamaze breathing I […]

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