Ask the Experts: What’s Troubling our Kids?

वो समस्याएं जो आपके बच्चों-किशोरों को करती है परेशान डॉ. समीर पारिख मैं बीते दो दशक से देश भर में बच्चों के साथ काम कर रहा हूं. फोर्टिस समूह के स्कूल मेंटल हेल्थ प्रोग्राम से जुड़े होने के कारण, हमारी टीम कई स्तरों पर काम करती है. इसमें छात्र, टीचर और पैरेंट्स सबसे बातचीत करना भी शामिल […]

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Dial iCall for Help: How the TISS-Housed Helpline Delivers

iCALL is a psycho-social helpline run by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), that aims to offer counselling via phone, mail and chat to those in emotional and psychological distress. The service which runs from 8 am to 10 PM from Monday to Saturday, is primarily funded by the Mariwala Health Initiative, since 2015. […]

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Understanding Therapy: Let’s Talk About Dependence

By Kamna Chhibber The word ‘dependence’ in the context of therapy has received much criticism and negative commentary over the years. Most who enter therapy or know loved ones who are in therapy tend to be apprehensive about the ‘dependency’ that can get fostered in therapy towards the therapist. There is an underlying hesitation that […]

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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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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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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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Ask the Experts: What to do if the News is Triggering Anxiety?

By Kamna Chhibber Anxiety is an adaptive response, an indication being provided by our mind and body to protect us from a difficult and threatening situation. In olden eras, the threat may have been posed by wild animals and fires or storms. In today’s day and age, the threats can be multi-fold: it’s not just […]

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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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Indians: Do We Know What it Means to Individuate as Adults?

By Aqseer Sodhi “The day my mother dies, I’ll also die.” Recently, a dear friend told me he’d just met another man who felt the same way as him. “The day my mother dies, I’ll also die.” I’ve known proud, desi mama’s boys all my life, but this seemed extreme even to me. So I […]

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