Young Mental Health India

Why young Indians Swear by Self-Care during Covid-19

Self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn what some young Indians are doing to care for themselves, and some helpful tips from a clinical psychologist in a special series on The Health Collective in association with One Future Collective

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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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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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Affirmations Cover One

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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