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Young India: Girl Up MIS in Conversation on Mental Health and India

We did a Live session the other day organised by the wonderful Girl Up MIS to talk about Mental Health and more. Here’s what the fabulous moderator had to say about why she set up the session: Mental illness has always been somewhat of an unspoken, or misunderstood topic, especially in Indian society. While hosting […]

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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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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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Mental health Day 2019

Let’s Talk Mental Health: The Gurgaon Literature Festival Focuses on Mental Health This Year

This year, the Gurgaon Literature Festival will be focusing on Mental Health and Illness. Festival director Shabri Prasad Singh, who has written a book called Borderline, based on Borderline Personality Disorder shares some of her thoughts in our email Q&A with The Health Collective‘s Amrita Tripathi. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. What: […]

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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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Art Self Care and Mental Health April 2019

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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The Book Launch Adventure

By Amrita Tripathi We launched the book ‘Real Stories of Dealing With Depression’ in Delhi on Friday, June 28, and could not have been happier with the turn-out, the attentiveness of the audience, or the calibre of the conversations and comments. It was incredible to have contributors Anant Zanane, Deepa Singh, Shubhrata Prakash and Swarnima […]

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Mental Health Books: Real Stories of Dealing With Depression

  We are delighted to share that pre-orders are open for the first book in the Mindscape series, published by Simon & Schuster India. ‘Real Stories of Dealing With Depression’ is truly a Health Collective effort, featuring 10 stories — 9 first-person stories you have shared with us, and built out further for the book, […]

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How to Own Your Story and Move Beyond a Diagnosis of Depression or BPD

By Amrita Tripathi Last weekend at the Jaipur Literature Festival, it was a privilege to speak to Dr Shelja Sen, well-known psychologist, co-founder of Children First, and the author of Reclaim Your Life, as well as Shabri Prasad Singh, the brave author of Borderline, a novel on borderline personality disorder. Both women are inspiring, passionate […]

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