Why are You Here: What is The Health Collective?

The Health Collective is a place for stories, original reportage, art and comics around Mental Health and Mental Illness, from an India lens. Edited by journalist and writer Amrita Tripathi (that’s me), the site is meant to be a safe space, a harbour for us to think about, examine, talk about and excavate some complicated […]

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Book Shelves for Mental health books

Can Understanding Impermanence Help us Cope with Life?

With Indians daily battling stigma and many misconceptions when it comes to Mental Health, Gayatri Jayaraman shares some of what she believes to be key to a mind-spirit-body practice, what meditation has to do with it, and why understanding and accepting impermanence and change may be critical to making peace with our day to day life.

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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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