Understanding Trauma Therapies

By Scherezade Siobhan You can read Part 1 of this piece here In Poetry and Memory, James Applewhite writes – “Memory is always allowing itself to be used, but won’t be coerced; there are better strategies than head-on pressure. Memory has its own processes and its own selectivity. Scenes, faces, bits of story that rise up spontaneously are […]

Continue Reading

How Bullet Journal Helped Me Deal with My Anxiety & Why I Will Never Force It on You

By Rajashree Gandhi It has been over a year since I started using a bullet journal. It feels like possessing an extra mind that works towards a better ambience for the existing one. A simple Google search suggests how massive a trend bullet journaling is. It has benefited a variety of people, including mental health survivors. This […]

Continue Reading

Mental Health and Indian Pop Culture

Shruti Venkatesh Here’s what we know: Indian cinema, especially Bollywood, repeatedly misrepresents mental health and illness. And yet, India is not a country completely in the dark when it comes to mental health awareness. So why does its most popular film industry rarely create content which correctly portrays mental health for a general population that […]

Continue Reading

Ask the Experts: Busting Five Myths About Therapy

By Kamna Chhibber Undertaking therapy is not an easy decision for most people. Over the years that I have interacted with patients, doctors, friends and family I have recognised the many myths and misconceptions that people harbour about both therapy and therapists. It is not enough to simply say ‘Therapy is helpful and so you […]

Continue Reading
ryan-tauss-3826-unsplash

Understanding Tourette’s Syndrome

By now, you would have seen the trailer of the upcoming movie Hichki, starring Rani Mukerji, in the role of a character who has Tourette’s Syndrome, who finally gets a job as a teacher. While we’ll leave the reviews for the bonafide critics, Shruti Venkatesh takes a closer looks at Tourette’s Syndrome.     What is Tourette’s Syndrome? […]

Continue Reading

Understanding ADHD/ ADD

By Devina Buckshee What comes to mind when you think of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? “Unfortunately a child who has ADHD is always imagined/perceived as a child who has excess energy, fidgety and most probably bored and in my mind an under-utilised child,” says Janki Mehta, Co-founder Mind Mandala. When […]

Continue Reading