Talking mental health

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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We Need You: Support The Health Collective Today

The Health Collective’s mission is to raise awareness and share credible information on Mental Health and Mental Illness from an India lens, with original reportage, stories of lived experience, expert columns and comics. Till date we have ~300 stories, and more than 200K uniques on our site, as well as a vibrant, lovely community and […]

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Book Shelves for Mental health books

Mental Health Books: Reccos from Therapist and Author Meera Haran Alva

By Meera Haran Alva There many books that have influenced me and some that I have recently discovered, which have added value to my life.   ALSO READ: Mental Health Book Reccos by Author and Editor Himanjali Sankar   I love the series of books by Harriet Lerner, I highly recommend her book titled ‘The […]

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Mental Health

Healthy Brains Global Initiative Invites Lived Experience Council Applications

As many mental health stakeholders, advocates and organisations highlight the need to center discourse on Mental Health and Mental Illness around lived experience, here is a message from the Healthy Brains Global Initiative, which seeks to “mobilize US$10 billion for brain health research that will ultimately benefit people living with neurological and mental health disorders”, […]

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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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Emotions and Healing

Five Tips to Talk About Mental Health Responsibly

We know the feeling — things are moving so fast that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with all the guidelines on commenting/ sharing responsibly when it comes to a topic you are so passionate about… A topic that’s often in the middle of a blindingly urgent news cycle, a news cycle that itself doesn’t […]

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