Homesickness and loneliness

Mental Health and Journalists: The Messenger’s Trauma

By Scherezade Siobhan “Now, there is a distinct feeling of endlessness. It is neither good nor bad, it just seems to be this permanent lack of feeling. I am perpetually numb.” B slumps into the chair like a shorn kite as they relate the story of the FIR against Pawan Jaiswal. Jaiswal is a reporter […]

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Meet the Community Leaders: Amul Joshi of MINDS Foundation

The Health Collective kicks off a series focusing on community leaders working on mental health awarness in the country. Here are excerpts of an interview by Vandita Morarka with the Bhavnagar, Gujarat-based Amul Janakrai Joshi, director, The MINDS Foundation-India. The MINDS (Mental illness and Neurological Disorders) Foundation is a not-for-Profit working in the field of […]

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Ask the Experts: Infertility and Mental Health

By Dr Michelle Frank  India ranks second in a list of the most populous countries around the world but paradoxically, fertility rates have been falling steadily over the past couple of years. The total fertility rate was recorded at an all-time low in 2017 at 2.2, from about 4.5 in 1981, according to The Economic […]

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तनाव बढ़ रहा हो तो इन बातों का रखें ख़्याल

कामना छिब्बर अपनी आदतों में बदलाव लाकर भी हम तनाव से काफ़ी हद तक बच सकते हैं, कैसे जानना चाहेंगे आप.  ज़िंदगी है तो तनाव भी होगा. इसे यूं भी कह सकते हैं तनावों से घिरा ही जीवन होता है. जीवन में तरह तरह की चुनौतियां हमारे सामने आती हैं. जब बात संबंधों और रिश्तों […]

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Five Years in, Sheroes Helpline Aims for High Empathy, Deep Impact

Amrita Tripathi We spent some time this summer looking up stress and other helplines that are operational in India, and will be taking a closer look at how these helplines function, as well as other insights they can share. Here are excerpts of an e-interview  with Sairee Chahal, Founder-CEO of SHEROES (a women-only social network). […]

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Affirmations: I Let Go of Guilt and Doubt

By Adwaita Das     Doubt and guilt are so deeply ingrained in social systems; they can hound us and disrupt our entire lives. It is time to let go of doubt and guilt. It is time to truly step into the magnificent power of being our confident selves. Affirm the above to release limitedness […]

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I'm Fine by Kishore Mohan

डिप्रेशन के बारे में कितना कुछ जानते हैं आप, एक्सपर्ट से समझिए

मीरा हरन अल्वा भारत में डिप्रेशन वर्ल्ड हेल्थ आर्गेनाइजेशन की संस्था वर्ल्ड मेंटल हेल्थ की मदद से हुए अध्ययन के मुताबिक क़रीब 36% भारतीय अपने जीवन में कभी ना कभी बहुत ज़्यादा डिप्रेशन में होते हैं. जब एक तिहाई से ज़्यादा आबादी इस समस्या की चपेट में हो तो इस समस्या के बारे में जानना और दूसरों […]

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Healing

Wellness by any Name: Of Language and Expression

By Scherezade Siobhan I must start with a confession― I used to detest those listicles that courted the allure of ‘untranslatable’ words from ‘foreign’ languages. Partly because a lot of them were poorly structured, also because I found them teetering at the hem of cultural appropriation. The idea that something is being deemed ‘foreign’ from […]

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Understanding Therapy: Are You Looking For a Quick Fix?

By Kamna Chhibber The thing with a lot of people seeking therapy is that they wait for a crisis to emerge, which needs urgent resolution. This often translates into the need for a quick appointment, something that is available the same day or the very next day, accompanied by the provision of some magical solution […]

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Young Mental Health: A Message to End Bullying

By Amrita Tripathi It’s an incredible thing to meet young people — an event that can often spark hope and the strong belief that things will change for the better. Thanks to Dr Samir Parikh, Kamna Chhibber and the Fortis Mental Health team, I met a bright young group of Mental Health advocates last month. […]

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