Guide to Grief

Learning to Grieve: Through the Tunnel, with Barthes’ Mourning Diary

By Arpita Das Joan Didion writes that grieving is an experience, but mourning is work, and she could not have said it better. Grieving is certainly something one goes through, one experiences, one gives in to, one has to submit to when one experiences loss — be it the loss of a loved one to […]

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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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Mindscape Series: New Book on Young Mental Health Launched

We did it! Book 2 in the Mindscape Series: Young Mental Health has been released. It was so wonderful to have a stellar panel to launch our book. Buy Book Two in the Mindscape series: Young Mental Health We promised a fab panel and that’s what we got — an authentic, informative conversation with my […]

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Covid-19 and You: Grief, Mental Health and Julian Barnes’ Nothing to Be Frightened Of

By Arpita Das We are being told by mental health practitioners and armchair experts time and again as the pandemic rages that what we are feeling right now, this heaviness, the lassitude, the pain in our gut, is grief. As if grief were as novel an experience as the novel coronavirus. So novel, we would […]

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Covid-19 and You: Expert Tips for Young Minds to Deal with Uncertainty

By Kamna Chhibber Supriya is someone I have been working with for over a year now. She is in her final year of college and my interactions with her over the last few weeks have revealed the deep-seated anxiety and worry she has been experiencing during this pandemic. Often she shares with me, “I do […]

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Mental Health and Us

You’re Not Alone: Sharing your Thoughts in Solidarity

I put up a short video to kick off part of our #NotAlone campaign and conversations for those of you who want to share how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and if you want to send a message of solidarity to others going through what they’re going through. No pressure to join in! If you […]

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Covid-19 and You: Managing Worries About Loved Ones

By Kamna Chhibber Recent times have exposed all of us to extensive worries, not just about our own selves and the lives we lead, but also about those we love. For some of us who are lucky, those we worry about are right there with us in our very homes or somewhere nearby where we […]

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कोविड-19 के समय में एंग्जाइटी को कैसे संभालें- प्रोफेसर स्टीव जोर्डेंस से सीखिए खुद पर नियंत्रण करना

अमृता त्रिपाठी कुछ महीने पहले मैंने अमरीकी ऑनलाइन प्लेटफॉर्म कोर्सेरा पर मनोविज्ञान की इंट्रो जानकारी हासिल की. यह ऑनलाइन क्लास यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ़ टोरंटो स्कारबरा में मनोविज्ञान के प्रोफेसर स्टीवन जोर्डेंस की है. मैंने इससे काफ़ी कुछ सीखा. कोरोना वायरस से फैली महामारी के समय में व्यक्तिगत तौर पर मुझे लग रहा है कि भावनाओं पर […]

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Managing Anxiety during Covid-19: Learning ‘Mind Control’ with Professor Steve Joordens

Several months ago, I did an Intro to Psych course on Coursera helmed by Professor Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough. It taught me a lot. More recently and more personally somehow, I feel, during this pandemic crisis as I was feeling “a lot” of feelings (including being overwhelmed from time to […]

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