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Health Collective Talks: The Death of an Office and other Covid-19 stories

What is the biggest change going to be to your work-life in the after (Covid-19) times? We speak to Anindita Chatterjee, a senior content director at Radio Mirchi, speaking here in her personal capacity as a Mental Health Advocate, on her concerns about the death of the office, what it’s meant for our work lives, […]

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Health Collective Talks: Real Conversations on Mental Health in India

What do we make of ‘Mental Health in India’ — What are the issues we need to be talking about, the conversations we need to be having? Where is the reality check to balance out the pop psychology on display, the nuance to balance out the click-bait, and the real information to check the (all-too-often-toxic) […]

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Your Stories: From Jabalpur to Delhi, Physical to Mental Health and Back Again

By Amrita Tripathi A couple of months ago, I had the good fortune of being sent an advance copy of a manuscript titled It’s All in Your Head, M by Manjiri Indurkar. I couldn’t put it down, once I started reading, and that’s as much to do with the moving story — a very personal one […]

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Loneliness, Isolation, Burn-out: Why Covid-19 Frontline Healthcare Workers Need Their Own Helpline

While the entire country struggles with the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s perhaps not surprising that front line healthcare workers are dealing with the brunt of the issue. iCALL, TISS with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a dedicated multilingual counselling helpline “SWAASTHI” earlier this year for healthcare providers and […]

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Mental Health and Music: A Rap Song for our Times

While it’s definitely Mask ON for physical health and safety, this Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a new rap song doing the rounds, that asks us to remove our figurative masks, in the interest of honest conversations. We did a short e-interview with the artist, Pradyut Hande, to share more about his interest in Mental Health and […]

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Surviving Suicide Loss: A First-Person Account with Dr Nandini Murali

Dr. Nandini Murali is a survivor of Suicide Loss, and the Director of SPEAK, an initiative of the MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai, set up to create safe supportive spaces for conversations on Suicide and promote Mental Health. Here is an e-interview where she shares some of her journey, and why we all […]

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Let’s Talk Mental Health: We Need to Do Better

Amrita Tripathi I asked a few experts why it’s important to do better when it comes to Mental Health conversations in India. Even as we aim to address the gap in resources, the challenges and the stigma, and laud the courage of those who are willing to share their gruelling journeys, hoping that they can […]

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