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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I Allow Healing Thoughts: An Affirmation for You

By Adwaita Das     These are trying times when we have to be sensitive to ourselves. It is fine to feel fragile. It is normal to feel despair. It is also ok to allow healing thoughts.   Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours […]

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How the Light Gets In: Attending to our Anxiety about COVID-19

This is the second part of a two-part series. Do Read Part One on Anxiety, Fear and the Covid-19 Pandemic here By Scherezade Siobhan Lately, I have been watching documentaries about folklore to stave off my own depressive and anxious phases during the lockdown. As people reel from the physical impact of the novel coronavirus, […]

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Your Stories: How I’ve Lived with Depression, Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorder

By Girish Iyer This is a story of a 12-year-old boy who was blessed to have been born to into a family with parents who supported him and stood as a pillar of support at every stage of life. Things were as normal as any other child of his age till the age of 11 […]

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Affirmations: I Accept Success

By Adwaita Das     We all wish for success. But thanks to social conditioning, we often push it away sub-consciously. Because struggle has forever been glorified. The above affirmation can help prepare the self for success. Success arrives when we really want to accept it from deep inside.   About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. […]

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Young Voices: A Letter from a Law Student on Life, Stress and Being There

By Sukirti Agrawal I am writing this letter to remind you how much I care for you. You are a gem and I am here for you. This letter is a gentle reminder for our loneliness. I hope for it to relieve you and make you feel strong; for you to feel free to dance […]

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Young Mental Health: Accio Kindness

    Also Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong Onyo Golpo, her debut feature film, is ready for release. She is currently creating art to share good vibes and writing epic […]

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Parenting

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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Comics for Mental Health

Affirmations: I See Myself With Love

By Adwaita Das     I see with love. I see myself with love. I choose to see with love. I choose to see myself with love. I See With Love About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong […]

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